Punjab to reopen colleges from tomorrow except 2 districts Students protest against in-person exams

Staff Reporter

The Punjab Higher Education Department has issued a notification for reopening of all private and government colleges across the province from May 31 (Monday) with strict implementation of Covid-19 SOPs.

HED Secretary Nadeem Mehboob said in a statement on Saturday that all private and public colleges will be re-opened across the province except in Khanewal and Rahim Yar Khan as both districts have a high coronavirus positivity ratio.

The colleges in both the districts will remain closed till further orders, according to the notification.

The authorities have also directed all teachers and other staff members to get coronavirus vaccine by June 5.

Meanwhile, In Rawalpindi students staged protest against the government’s decision of holding board exams without physical classes.

Protesting students said owing to coronavirus restrictions the educational institutions were shut down across the country.

They demanded authorities to take online exams as they also attended lectures virtually.

Meanwhile, education boards in Punjab have announced schedules for matric and intermediate examinations in the province from June 26 with colleges allowed to resume academic activities in 34 districts from May 31 on Saturday.

According to date sheets issued by the Punjab boards committee, the examinations of intermediate part II will begin from June 26 and continue until July 12. The matric part II examinations will commence from July 14 and continue till August 5.