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School closure determination to be introduced on Monday: Shafqat Mahmood

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School closure decision to be announced on Monday: Shafqat Mahmood

Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Sunday mentioned that “all decisions” pertaining to the closure of colleges amid rising coronavirus circumstances in Pakistan shall be introduced on Monday.

“To all those eagerly awaiting the outcome of tomorrow’s inter provincial education ministers meeting: I will be holding a press conference at 12:30pm after the conclusion of the meeting,” he wrote.

The authorities has but to resolve whether or not within the backdrop of the second wave of coronavirus circumstances faculties must be closed once more.

A day earlier, Mahmood mentioned that his ministry would suggest the closure of colleges from November 25 within the subsequent assembly of the nation’s schooling ministers.

The Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) was held final Monday to evaluation the worsening coronavirus state of affairs within the nation however couldn’t take a call relating to closure of colleges and deferred the matter until the following assembly.

Speaking in Geo News programme “Jirga” on Saturday, Mahmood mentioned: “A meeting of all the education ministers will be held on November 23.”

“We are recommending online education,” he mentioned, including that academics will come to varsities and can keep in contact with college students.

Mahmood mentioned that at these instructional institutes the place services for on-line schooling should not obtainable, college students would come to high school someday and take their homework.

What Punjab is saying

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas has mentioned that he’ll take a “sensible” determination relating to the province’s instructional establishments, as “lives matter the most”.

As the coronavirus circumstances rise and the federal government mulls methods to curb the virus’ unfold, the schooling minister mentioned that he would decide primarily based on knowledge.

“Lives matter the most. Zero pressure on me from either side. Sensible decisions have to be made,” the minister added.

“If I close the schools people are not happy. If I keep the schools open people are not happy. Let me just inform everyone that decision will be made on DATA that is being given to me,” Raas mentioned in a tweet.

What Sindh is saying

Sindh is towards early closure of colleges.

The Sindh Education and Literacy Department determined to not shut faculties in the interim or have any winter holidays in any respect this yr, it had emerged, after key stakeholders within the provincial schooling sector met with Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani within the chair.

Ghani, after the assembly, mentioned that the Sindh Education Department’s determination represented the province’s place and {that a} nationwide determination on the matter would in the end be taken on November 23, when representatives of all provinces are to satisfy and debate the problem.

It was additional determined within the assembly that college students is not going to be promoted once more with out them sitting for examinations.

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