Covid vaccination mandatory for students, teachers
Schools, colleges, and universities across Pakistan will reopen from Thursday, September 16, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced Tuesday.
“I am happy to report that all educational institutions will open from September 16,” he tweeted.
In Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, classes will resume with 50% attendance. Teachers and management have been instructed to ensure coronavirus SOPs are strictly followed.
ANNOUNCEMENT:— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) September 14, 2021
All Public and Private Schools of Punjab to open on Thursday 16th September, 2021 with the staggered approach. Only 50% students will be allowed in Schools on any given day. Please follow COVID SOPs issued by the government. Welcome back.
Glad to announce that schools are opening from 16 Sep with the 50% attendance. https://t.co/QazzoHJwwK— Shahram Khan Tarakai (@ShahramKTarakai) September 14, 2021
Earlier in the day, the forum debunked fake news regarding schools staying closed till September 30.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre, it is mandatory for students, teaching, and non-teaching staff to administer the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine by September 15. After October 15, only fully vaccinated students will be allowed to enter campuses.
Here are the guidelines issued by NCOC for the vaccination of students between the ages of 15 and 17 years:
The government had closed educational institutions in selected districts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad after a surge in coronavirus cases was reported.
On Monday, the government decided to promote all intermediate and matriculation students in view of the prevailing covid situation.
The candidates who had failed would be passed after being awarded 33% concessional marks. Students will receive 5% extra marks in compulsory subjects.
O and A level exams will, on the other hand, be held as per schedule. The new educational year will begin on August 22, 2022.
Education ministers have decided to conduct matriculation and intermediate biannually (twice a year). There would be no supplementary exams in the future. The biannual examination would be held in May and June and the new academic year would begin from the month of August.