Private schools in Sindh are soliciting coronavirus vaccination certificates from the parents of their students in compliance with the orders of the Sindh Education and Literacy Department.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had directed parents and teachers last week to submit inoculation certificates to the schools by 30 August and added that only schools that have 100 percent coronavirus vaccinations will be reopened next Monday.
Consequently, schools’ administrations have been emailing parents, requesting the submission of their vaccination certificates by 28 August.
Earlier this week, the provincial minister for Education Syed Sardar Ali Shah announced that the provincial government had extended the closure of schools by another week because schools’ staffs are not 100 percent vaccinated.
He said, “Private schools said in a report that they had only 73 percent of the staff vaccinated,” and added that the government has provided additional time for teachers to get inoculated and submit their vaccination certificates to the concerned authorities by 30 August.
DG of the School Education and Literacy Department Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions Dr. Mansoob Hussain Siddiqui warned schools against reopening until 100 percent of their staff members are vaccinated.
The department issued a notification on Sunday that read:
You are hereby directed to complete vaccination of all teaching and non-teaching, administrative staff and also complete necessary arrangements for the full implementation of the COVID-19 SOPs before the reopening of schools.