According to different media reports, all educational institutions across Pakistan are set to resume as the government has agreed to reopen them from the first week of September, which were shut since March to stem the spread of COVID-19
The decision was made in a meeting presided by the Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood along with the provincial education ministers, quoted the reports.
Sources told the media that the meeting decided to reopen schools with all the COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place.
“Schools will be reopened after taking a look at the coronavirus situation in the country,” they added.
The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) will review the countrywide situation of COVID-19 before giving the final approval to reopen educational institutes in September.
Previously, reports had surfaced twice claiming that educational institutes are reopening from 15 July and then later from 15 August. However, both times Shafqat Mehmood had rejected the unconfirmed reports and said that educational institutes will be reopened once the Coronavirus situation across the country gets better.