Final decision regarding closure of schools and colleges in Pakistan ANNOUNCED
All entry and recruitment tests will take place as per schedule
The Federal Education Ministry earlier sent its recommendations regarding the closure of educational institutes to the provinces due to the growing COVID-19 cases in educational institutions.
The Ministry proposed to end the academic session in May instead of March. It also suggested three options regarding the closure of educational institutes.
In its first suggestion, the Ministry proposed to close educational institutions from the 24th of November to the 31st of January.
The second recommendation was to close Primary schools from the 24th of November and Middle schools from the 2nd of December. The Ministry recommended closing higher secondary schools from the 15th of December in its third suggestion.
According to the proposal, Matriculation and Intermediate examinations were recommended to be held in June 2021. The final decision was supposed to be taken in the meeting of inter-provincial education ministers.
The sources earlier revealed that the provinces were to present their proposals in a meeting on the 23rd of November.
According to the recent updates, following the meeting chaired by Shafqat Mehmood on the 23rd of November, the minister announced to close all educational institutes including universities and tuition centers from 26th November onwards.
The government has also announced winter vacations from 26th November to 11th January. As of now, educational institutions will reopen after the 11th, but the final decision will be announced after reviewing the situation again in the first week of January.
All entry and recruitment tests will take place as per schedule, while all the exams that were previously planned for December have been postponed till January.
The students will continue their studies via online classes. Vocational centers will remain open, while teachers will mark their presence one day per week.
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