On Sunday, Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said “all decisions” regarding school closures would be announced on Monday amid growing cases of coronavirus in Pakistan.
“For all those awaiting the outcome of tomorrow’s inter-provincial ministerial meeting: I will hold a press conference at 12:30 pm after the meeting,” he wrote.
The government has yet to decide whether schools will be closed again in the wake of the second wave of corona virus cases.
A day earlier, Mahmoud had said his ministry would propose school closures at the next meeting of the country’s education minister from November 25.
The Inter-Provincial Ministerial Education Conference (IPEMC) was held last Monday to review the deteriorating coronavirus situation in the country but could not take a decision on the closure of schools and will take up the matter till the next meeting. Deferred
To speak in Geo News On Saturday, the program “Jirga”, Mahmood said: “All the ministers of education will meet on November 23.”
“We are recommending online education,” he said, adding that teachers would come to the school and keep in touch with students.
Mahmood said that in those educational institutions where online education facilities are not available, students will one day come to school and do their homework.
What is Punjab saying?
Punjab Education Minister Murad Rass has said he will make a “wise” decision regarding the province’s educational institutions, as “life is the most important”.
As cases of the corona virus increase and the government discontinues strategies to curb the spread of the virus, the education minister said he would make a decision based on the data.
“Lives are the most important. I have zero pressure from both sides. I have to make credible decisions,” he added.
“People are not happy if I close schools. People are not happy if I keep schools open. I just tell everyone that I will be judged on the data,” Ross said in a tweet. “
What is Sindh saying?
Sindh is against early closure of schools.
After a meeting with Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, chaired by key stakeholders of the provincial education department, the education and literacy department has decided not to close schools at this time or hold winter holidays this year.
After the meeting, Ghani said that the decision of the Sindh Education Department represents the location of the province and the national decision on the issue would finally be taken on November 23, when representatives of all the provinces would meet on the issue and discuss it. Will discuss
It was further decided in the meeting that students would not be re-promoted without sitting for the examinations.