College students in sure districts of Punjab is not going to be following the common five-day attendance rule, Punjab Minister for Schooling Murad Raas mentioned on Friday.
In a notification launched on Twitter, an inventory of districts has been shared which can comply with the alternate college day rule till April 1 resulting from larger coronavirus incidences there.
Districts not within the listing “will follow prior COVID-19 schedule,” Raas wrote.
The hooked up notification states that districts which have the next COVID-19 positivity ratio, corresponding to greater than 20 circumstances within the final 24 hours, will probably be topic to the alternate day rule.
The districts with such positivity charges are reported to be Lahore, Gujrat, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Sialkot, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad.
In response to the present rule: “Students of all the educational institutions shall attend classes on alternate days with 50% ratio on any single working day as detailed in earlier letter […] dated 12th September, 2020.”
The above was amended to state: “Students of all the educational institutions are allowed to attend classes 5/6 days a week (as the case may be) w.e.f. 01-03-2021 except in the districts mentioned above.”
In response to the notification, the modification will probably be reviewed on March 31.
Strict implementation of security measures have to be ensured and has already been communicated to all these involved, it added.
5-day common schedule introduced
A day earlier, Federal Minister for Schooling and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mehmood introduced that each one colleges would resume common 5-day courses from March 1.
“Restrictions imposed in some major cities on schools to conduct staggered classes was only till Feb 28,” he added.
Raas’ notification was to differentiate and make clear that the districts with excessive positivity will probably be exempt from this rule.