Are schools reopening from 15th July or not?

Following the coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan in late February, the federal government announced to shut down all educational institutions until July the 15th.

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The Federal Minister Education, Shafqat Mahmood, has deprecated the news circulating on social media, claiming that the federal government has decided to reopen schools across the country on July the 15th.

Responding to a Twitter poll created by renowned singer and songwriter, Ali Zafar, the education minister, said, “the government has not decided to resume the educational process in schools.”

Following the coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan in late February, the federal government announced to shut down all educational institutions until July the 15th. The decision was taken to protect students and staff members from contracting the contagious virus.

The pandemic may have disturbed the regular academic activities, but the government has taken some key measures to educate children until the schools are closed.

In this regard, last month, the education minister announced the launch of a dedicated radio channel. The channel will provide education to students who do not have the facility of television at their homes.

In April, the education ministry launched a tele-school on PTV. The tele-school imparts education to students every day for 10 hours from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Moreover, the Private Schools & Colleges Associations of Sindh and KP had previously tried to force the government into announcing the reopening of schools. These associations had warned to reopen all schools and colleges in June under their own SOPs.

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