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Coronavirus: Punjab training minister not in favour of ‘throughout the board shutdown’ of colleges

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Coronavirus: Punjab education minister not in favour of 'across the board shutdown' of schools

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas on Sunday stated that as an alternative of closing all faculties, following the federal government’s beneficial ‘good lockdowns’ is a greater possibility,  Geo News reported.

In a Twitter replace, the minister stated {that a} assembly of all provincial training ministers will probably be held on Monday, November 16, to debate the prevailing situation of coronavirus within the nation. He added that he’ll present additional updates associated to the choices after the assembly.

The Monday assembly was introduced by the Minister for Education and Vocational Training Shafqat Mahmood earlier this week. The discussion board will even focus on the potential for saying winter holidays early this yr and lengthening the winter break to maintain youngsters at dwelling.

On Friday, Raas spoke to a non-public information channel and stated that Punjab is carefully monitoring the state of affairs in faculties, including that faculties are doing “absolutely fine.” He added that there needs to be no winter trip both, the report acknowledged.

The minister had maintained that an across-the-board choice for faculties is just not doable due to the character of circumstances in several cities.

“If there are more cases in Gujranwala, for instance, we cannot close schools in other cities. It does not make any sense,” he had stated.

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