Schools reopening from June 7 notified

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Staff Reporter

In line with the decisions taken in Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC), the Punjab government on Thursday announced the reopening of educational institutions across the province from June 7.

A notification was also issued by the Punjab School Education Department. According to the notification, all the public and private schools, colleges and universities will reopen across the province from June 7 with strict compliance of Covid-19 SOPs.

However, educational institutions are allowed to call students on alternate days with 50 per cent attendance. The schools will open four days a week.

No student shall attend the school for two consecutive days while only 50 percent of students shall attend classes on a given day, reads the notification.

“All the concerned authorities shall ensure the observance and compliance of COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in letter and spirit,” the notification reads.

It is pertinent to mention here that Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced yesterday that matric and intermediate exams will begin after July 10 across the country.

Briefing media about the decisions taken in yesterday’s Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) the education minister Shafqat Mahmood once again cleared that no student will be promoted to the next class without examinations this year.