KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Monday said that there would be no development of students in the province without any examination.
Ghani made the announcement earlier in the day during a meeting of education ministers chaired by Shafqat Mahmood, which reviewed the current Corona virus situation and directed that schools be closed from November 26.
During the meeting, the Education Minister made it clear that he was against the closure of all educational institutions and recommended that the primary school, which has an enrollment rate of 73%, be closed.
Ghani said students in grades 6 and above should be physically allowed to attend classes, while others should study at home.
The Minister further suggested that after reviewing the situation, the dates of Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 examinations should be announced.
Schools where children want to take online classes should be allowed to do so, Ghani said. He said that schools should be instructed not to take action against students whose parents do not want to send them to school during epidemic diseases.
The provincial education minister said that non-teaching activities in educational institutions should be stopped.
The Sindh Education Minister further said that small private schools should be given loans from banks on easy terms for financial assistance. “In addition to schools, we want to include tuition and coaching centers,” he suggested.