Punjab Education Minister Responds to News of School Closure from October 25

Punjab Education Minister, Murad Raas, has reacted to the reports pertaining to the closure of all public and private schools from October 25 across the province.

Raas rejected the news in a Twitter post late on Tuesday.

Taking to Twitter, Raas shared a screenshot of a news channel, stating that the provincial government has issued a notification to close schools once again following a surge in the COVID-19 cases in the country.


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He further wrote that all schools will remain open as usual and lambasted ‘fake media’ for creating confusion among the masses.

FAKE NEWS ALERT: All Public and Private Schools in Punjab will remain open. As usual, the FAKE MEDIA is in action to create controversy. The following News is absolutely FAKE.

Similar reports were circulated last week when the rumor mill churned that the government had decided to suspend education activities in schools and colleges from October 15.


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Murad Raas, once again, was prompt in shooting them down.

Schools were reopened gradually from September 15, following closure of six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The educational activities are proceeding under strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The government has also launched a random testing campaign among teachers and students. However, the prevalence rate in educational institutions is below 2 percent so far.


  • Similar reports were circulated last week when the rumor mill churned that the government had decided to suspend education activities in schools and colleges from October 15.

  • Government is unable to implement strict SOPs. Its all in word no action. I go to school to drop off my child every day. It is a private school with big name and i don’t see anybody following the rules. Government should not bother about false news. Atleast it helps scaring private schools.. fake news is doing the job that government should do.

  • What about the quality of education dear minister Mr. Murad. In Covid we stand at 23rd position while in education 1its probably 500th.
    Extremely sad state of affairs of education. I think schools can be closed till March 2021 to protect our children from the disease if our minister remains oblivious of the actual issue i.e. poorest curriculum and absurd tools used.

  • We r getting 2 to 3 crona students in our college as regular bases. But no one is taking action. Why??? The colleges also should be close as well.

  • کویی فکر کی بات نہیں ہے۔ زندگی اور موت اللہ کٕ ہاتھ میں ہے۔ ایمانداری سے جایزہ لیں تو ہماری عوام کرونا ایس او پی کو سمجھنے سے ہی قاصر ہے چہ جایکہ عمل درامد ہو۔اب اگر جرونا سے مرنا یوتا تو ابھی تک کا کچھ ہو چکا ہوتا۔ لیکن ہم اللہ کے فضل سے ٹھیک ٹھاک ہیں۔ آیندہ بھی کچھ نہیں ہو گا۔
    رہ گیے بچے تو جن ویگنوں پر آتے ہیں ان سے کرونا نہیں ہوتا۔ اور سارا دن گلی محلے میں ایک دوسرے کے کندھے پر ہاتھ رکھ کر گھومتے ہیں تو بی کرونا نہیں ہوتا۔ رو سکول کے پانچ گھنٹے میں بھی ان شا اللہ نہیں ہو گا

  • Its a right decision to keep schools open during this time.kids need to continue studies as it will keep the productivity alive.closing schools mean letting kids roam in streets and parks .there they have more chances of getting ruined


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