City schools reopen after ‘Covid hiatus’

Staff Reporter

The physical classes from class 9 to 12 (intermediate) reopened on Monday in the City with complete SOPs formulated by the government.

It was first day and attendance at educational institutions remained thin, mainly due to the strike call given by religious groups. Schools and colleges reopened in over 13 districts including Lahore.

Provincial Education Minister Murad Raas said that 50 percent of the students will be called in on Mondays and the remaining half on Thursdays.

All educational institutions have been advised to ensure strict Covid-19 SOP implementation. The remaining districts would follow their regular schedule, Murad added.

The minister said that classes 9,10,11,12 reopened with 50% students and the remaining 50% students will attend classes on Thursday.

On the other hand, junior classes, from 1 to 8, will remain suspended till Eidul Fitr while universities continue to operate online in the Covid-hit districts, while they would continue to function as per routine in the districts with “less than eight percent (Covid) positivity”.

On Sunday, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood addressed after an emergency meeting with provincial education and health ministers.

Classes from grades nursery to eight will, on the other hand, remain closed till Eid. Universities located in districts with high coronavirus cases have been instructed to move classes online, he said in a national presser.