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Pakistan education ministry proposes shutting down schools from Nov 24

Recommends online classes during second wave of coronavirus pandemic

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 19, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 week ago
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Posted: Nov 19, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 week ago
Pakistan education ministry proposes shutting down schools from Nov 24

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The Ministry of Education has proposed to shut down educational institutions from November 24 to January 31 amid a second wave of coronavirus infections in Pakistan.

Primary schools will be closed from November 24, middle schools from December 2 and higher secondary schools be closed from December 15, the ministry proposed in its letter to the provinces.

However, the education ministry officials want teachers to come to educational institutes.

The ministry proposed calling teachers to schools and colleges to prepare for online classes. Online education systems, such as Teleschool and Teleradio, can be implemented, it recommended.

The recommendations will be presented in a meeting of provincial education ministers on November 23. Pakistan reopened its schools in September after a closure of over six months.

The federal education ministry also seeks to extend the ongoing academic session to May 31, according to the letter.

It recommended that Matric and Intermediate exams be held in June 2021.

Pakistan reported 37 deaths and 2,800 new cases of the virus on Wednesday. The government has already prohibited indoor weddings and called for strict implementation of SOPs to contain the spread of the virus.

Authorities have been imposing smart lockdowns in virus hotspots too.

Calls have been made to shut down schools again as cases are rising there.

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14 Comments

  1. Munir  November 18, 2020 8:57 pm/ Reply

    KIA HOWA UNCLE BACHO PER RAHM AGAYA APKO? MEHGAYI PER KAAM KERDO UNCLE GHARIBO KA BHALA HOGA AUR APP SAB KO DUAYEIN DEINGEIN

  2. Abdullah  November 19, 2020 7:53 am/ Reply

    I think that its a good idea about the closing of schools.

  3. Somia Shahani  November 19, 2020 9:02 am/ Reply

    Online studies are not acceptable. Acadmic year should be off.

    • XYZ  November 19, 2020 5:04 pm/ Reply

      academic year has already destroyed

  4. Omar Hanif  November 19, 2020 10:51 am/ Reply

    The schools shall surely be shut down as they are a place of large gatherings. Many schools do follow with the SOP’s but some don’t. It is mandatory to switch schools to online learning until this second wave is under control. Also considering the the winter vacations the school should be closed for the month of December.

  5. nadia imran  November 19, 2020 11:17 am/ Reply

    close them because students are at risk

  6. TARIQKHAN  November 19, 2020 4:57 pm/ Reply

    THAT IS A GREAT IDEA BECAUSE IN MY SCHOOL I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF STUDENTS WITHOUT MASK AND HAS REPORTED 12 CASES AND THEY SHOULD CLOSE IT TILL JANAURY AS SECOND WAVE IS LIKE THE DEADLIEST

  7. Aqsa  November 19, 2020 7:11 pm/ Reply

    This is not a joke, you should take measures quickly on this issue and plz close educational institutions ASP. No one is following SOP’s and our government is so lazy to make any decision uptil now. Students pr experiments krna band krain. For God sake please do something now.

  8. Ali  November 19, 2020 8:44 pm/ Reply

    Don’t close educational institutions. This isn’t the solution.

  9. Dr Hina  November 20, 2020 12:38 am/ Reply

    Good decision but vaccations are also allowed for teachers especially now when cases are rising. Think about teachers. They are assets.

  10. Moutasim Akbar  November 20, 2020 8:08 am/ Reply

    They themselves have always held a meeting online due to the pandemic but yeah, want the students to attend the respected institutions physically. Their brings their hypocrisy to light. lol.

  11. Zaman khan  November 20, 2020 1:25 pm/ Reply

    All educational institutions must remain closed till the pandemic subsides. The institutions are not important than human life itself. PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

  12. kamran  November 20, 2020 3:15 pm/ Reply

    im literally done man how can they not close schools corona in not a joke plz close the school.im currently in aitchison college and by my view nobody follows the sops and in some places there are various groups that dont even bother to wear a mask and there are my friends in lgs too which tell us the same stories.

  13. Uzair Ahmed  November 20, 2020 3:59 pm/ Reply

    Wait. Is this a confirmation or just proposal?

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