ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood mentioned on Friday that the ultimate resolution on reopening of instructional establishments can be taken within the January 4 assembly.
Talking to Geo Pakistan, Mahmood mentioned it was unclear whether or not faculties can be allowed reopen on January 11, 2021 as deliberate contemplating the continuing coronavirus pandemic. He mentioned the schooling ministry would seek the advice of with the well being division within the upcoming assembly earlier than deciding on the matter.
“The closing resolution can be made on the recommendation of the well being ministry as that is basically their area. We can’t threat youngsters’s well being,” he mentioned. He added that the choice can be taken after reviewing present coronavirus state of affairs and the brand new extremely contagious pressure.
Talking concerning the influence of coronavirus pandemic on the schooling sector, Mahmood mentioned it suffered a loss by remaining closed from March 2020 by means of September 2020.
“We had to close down again in November 2020. But we also adapted. Within 15 days we introduced television school and now we are about to launch radio schooling while universities have moved to online classes.”
Both Sindh and Punjab schooling ministers had earlier mentioned that it was unlikely that faculties can be reopened in January as a result of second wave of coronavirus infections.
Goals for 2021
Talking concerning the schooling sector’s objectives for 2021, Mahmood mentioned the PTI authorities was seeking to implement Single National Curriculum. “It would be applied in all schools both private and public. It is a huge step in ensuring equality.”
The minister added that the federal government additionally goals to extend allocation for university-level schooling within the upcoming finances.
Private faculties lament faculty closure
It could also be famous right here that non-public faculties associations and councils throughout the nation have opposed preserving faculties shut.
On Thursday, a personal faculty council demanded the federal government reopen faculties on January 11 as deliberate and likewise sought an financial reduction bundle. “The government should suspend the registration fee and taxes for a year.”