Grade 9-12 classes to continue with 50% attendance
The Sindh government has suspended classes for grade 1 to grade 8 till May 1, Provincial Education Minister Saeed Ghani announced Sunday.
The government initially suspended grade 1-8 classes for two weeks starting April 6. However, it has now extended the suspension in all public and private schools across the province.
The decision was taken in view of a surge in coronavirus infections, Ghani said on Twitter. Educational institutes may continue to educate students online, through homework and other sources, he said.
Classes for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades may continue with 50% attendance in schools and colleges, according to the minister.
Educational institutes will be bound to strictly follow the coronavirus SOPs.
The Balochistan government has suspended classes for grades one to eight till Eid as coronavirus infections in the province rise.
According to Education Minister Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, classes for grades nine to 12 will resume from April 19 (today) with strict compliance of coronavirus SOPs.
“The decision was taken after suggestions from the Federal government,” he added.
Matric and Intermediate exams began in Balochistan on April 9.
The story was originally published on April 18, Sunday.