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Faculties to reopen for college students of lessons 9-12 from January 18: Shafqat Mehmood

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Federal training Minister Shafqat Mahmood. Photograph: Geo.television/ file

ISLAMABAD: Federal Training Minister Shafqat Mahmood addressed on Friday a press convention on the reopening of colleges after a high-level assembly on the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre to evaluation the choice to reopen academic establishments amid a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

This is what was determined within the NCOC assembly:

  1. Lessons will begin for college students of grades 9 to 12 college students from January 18 as determined earlier. Exams are due for these college students.
  2. Federal and provincial governments have determined that college students is not going to be handed with out exams this 12 months like they had been final 12 months. 
  3. Major faculties will reopen from February 1

Newest statistics present that the positivity ratio has gone down to six.10%, however it’s nonetheless excessive, the speed of crucial sufferers remains to be as excessive because it was in November and so is the an infection fee, he stated.

“One thing is clear: all those associated with education in. politics or the government realise that learning levels of children has been severely affected because of the closure of schools,” Mehmood stated. 

However well being is essential too, the training minister stated, emphasising that the necessity of the hour is to maintain a stability between persevering with training and minimising the chance to college students.

NCOC assembly 

The NCOC assembly was attended by federal and provincial training ministers in addition to well being ministers. “While I desperately want education to continue, the final decision will be on health grounds. Students’ well being will always be a priority,” Mehmood wrote on Thursday.

Earlier this month, the federal authorities introduced a phase-wise plan to reopen academic institutes from January 18 which had been closed on November 26 to comprise the unfold of coronavirus. In the meantime, the Punjab authorities has assured the mother and father that it’ll guarantee strict compliance of COVID-19 SOPs in faculties.

On January 4, Mehmood had stated that the federal government will make no compromise on kids’s well being and one other assembly shall be held to evaluation the most recent coronavirus scenario within the nation.

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