Schools in Sindh will not open from June 1: Saeed Ghani

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By Kaleem Khan Kakar Penaezai

KARACHI: Sindh Education and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani yesterday said that the schools across the province will not open from June 1. Addressing a press conference in Karachi yesterday, he said that the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) had announced that the schools around the country will remain closed till July 15.

The provincial minister said that the students upto class 8 would be promoted to next class on the basis of the performance of the previous year. “We are in no position to reopen schools,” he said and added the school opening date will be announced later.

Ghani went on to say that the decision regarding the board examination will be taken after consultation with the federal government.

He said: “We are aware of the problems of the students and we will not take any decision which would increase the problems of students.”

On Thursday, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood said that the educational institutions will remain closed till 15 July.

In a media briefing, after National Coordination Committee meeting regarding COVID-19, in Islamabad, he said that all the board examinations have been cancelled and students will be promoted to the next class and they can get admission in colleges and universities on the basis of their previous result. For example, a student can get admission in a university on the basis of his 11th class result.

Earlier, the federal minister said that the government is considering to start Radio Education program to expand the distance learning project to far flung areas of the country.

Mehmood said the federal government would strengthen the Tele education system by including feedback mechanism to facilitate the students, moreover online education for higher classes would be more improved with the passage of time.

Responding to a question, the minister said the National Coordination Committee would take the final decision regarding reopening of educational institutions after prime minister Imran Khan’s approval.

”I think it is not possible to open school now, pandemic would likely to hit its peak in May as the experts have predicted so,” he said.

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf promised with the nation to clean the national politics from corruption, National Accountability Bereau(NAB) was an independent authority, he added.

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