Educational institutions in Punjab, KP reopened

Amraiz Khan

All public and private educational institutions in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) reopened today (Thursday). According to a notification issued by the education department, only 50% of students are allowed in schools.

All the concerned authorities have been asked to ensure strict adherence to coronavirus-related restrictions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as 100% vaccination of all the teaching and non-teaching staff, and students.

On the other hand, educational institutions in eight districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have also reopened under strict health-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The teaching process will continue in Mardan, Peshawar, DI Khan, Malakand, Haripur, Swabi, Abbottabad and Mansehra with 50pc attendance after declining in COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile it may be noted that the educational institutions in Punjab and KP were from closed down from Sep 6 to 11 but due to continuous rise in cases the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) extended the closure of institutions till Sept 15.

Educational Institutions reopened on Thursday after around 12 days break with staggered approach wherein 50 percent students would attend classes on alternative days in city.

These were closed on Sept 6 on account of Coronavirus positively ratio in the province followed by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) directions as part of curbs to control global pandemic.

Before resumption, most of the schools through SMS urged parents to send kids to school by wearing mask, with hand sanitizers, lunch box and water bottle as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to refrain from the virus.

Principal Govt Muslim High School, Rana Aslam Anjum told APP that greater number of students poured in with masks today.

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