Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education announced the decision of reopening education institutions from September 15 under strict enforcement of standard operating procedure (SOPs).
The education minister while addressing media here in Islamabad, said that the government has decided to resume educational activities from September 15 and provinces have been asked to formulate SOPs for school’s reopening in this regard.
“The situation of coronavirus in the country will be reviewed in August and September before the opening of the educational institutions. If the coronavirus situation gets better, the educational institutions will reopen from September 15,” Shafqat Mahmood added.
Shafqat Mahmood said that educational institutions that come under smart lockdown areas would not be allowed to resume academic activities.
The Minister said that the government was allowing universities also to admit students into hostels up to 30%.
Shafqat Mahmood said that “We are allowing universities to call PhD students, who are very few in number, to their laboratories for research work before September 15,”
It was also decided that examinations will be taken in open areas under strict SOPs by maintaining 6-feet distance and wearing masks will be mandatory, The Education Minister said
He further added that the provincial governments will be authorized to close the institutions, which do not observe SOPs while the federal government will monitor implementation of the SOPs.
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