Shafqat Mahmood, The Federal Education Minister announced that on-campus classes for grades from nursery to 8th at all private and government schools in coronavirus affected cities will remain close until April 28.
The Federal Education Minister while speaking to the media after chairing a meeting of health and education ministers at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), said that classes 9 to 12 will take place under the standard operating procedure (SOPs).
Shafqat Mahmood also said that “On April 28, we will again review the coronavirus situation and decide whether to keep schools closed until Eid,”
On-campus classes for grades 9 to 12, which were previously suspended in coronavirus hotspots, will resume from April 19 so students can prepare for their board exams.
He further added that around 4 million children take part in exams for classes 9 to 12 across Pakistan, He announced that the exams will start from the 3rd week of May, O-level exams will also be held as per the schedule.
The Education Minister also informed that universities will also remain closed in the coronavirus affected districts.
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