Following a second spike in COVID-19 cases, the federal government has called a meeting of all provincial education ministers on Thursday, November 5, to review the situation. The huddle of the education ministers will decide on the possibility of school closures and winter vacations.
As per reports, the Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood, will chair the meeting to be attended by the ministers from all the four provinces, along with representatives from Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).
A recent surge in COVID infections has worried parents across the country. Many of them are reluctant to send their children to school. The upcoming meeting will review the situation and decide on school closure and early winter vacation.
Additionally, decisions related to the board exams for class 8th will also be taken during the meeting.
Over the past week, Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood has issued a number of clarifications and rebuttals of spurious reports regarding the closure of educational institutions.
Even on Monday, he rejected such reports on Twitter.
Rumors again afloat regarding school closures. It is again clarified that educational institutions are NOT being closed.
Mahmood remarked that the government is closely monitoring the situation, and any decision will be made, keeping the health of students, teachers, and school staff in view.