When do primary classes start in Pakistan?
ISLAMABAD: When do primary classes start in Pakistan? The government has announced the commencement of primary classes from tomorrow.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood said that classes with SOPs in primary schools would start from tomorrow. The decision was taken keeping in view the future of the children. According to details, a meeting of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Asad Omar.
The meeting was attended by Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri and Special Assistant Dr Faisal Sultan. During the meeting, the Corona situation in the country and government initiatives were discussed, after which the NCOC, while approving the commencement of primary classes from tomorrow, said that the primary education sectors would be opened across the country from tomorrow. Media player poster frame After the meeting, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood while addressing a press conference said that the government has decided to start primary classes from tomorrow. The decision to open a primary education center has been taken in consultation.
Shafqat Mehmood said that all the provinces were taken on board in the NCOC today, the officials of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan were also present in the meeting, after which it was decided that the primary schools would be reopened from September 30. The decision was made keeping in mind. The Federal Minister further said that classes with SOPs will start from tomorrow in primary schools. Tests were conducted in schools, observed in all respects. Closed Speaking alongside him, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said the government had decided Sept 15 as the tentative date for the reopening of educational institutions if an analysis of the current coronavirus situation allowed.
He said at present, the country’s situation regarding tests and the positivity of tests is “satisfactory”. “We can say with confidence that we can open educational institutions in a phase-wise manner,” he added. Dr Sultan said there had been a lot of debate in the world and in the country about the sequence of opening schools but after looking at all factors including the strength of students in schools and the condition of schools in Pakistan, it was collectively decided that higher education institutes will be opened first, following by classes 6-9 and then primary schools. Detailing the precautionary measures that will need to be taken in the coming days, the SAPM said the density of students in a room or lab will need to be reduced to stop the spread of the virus. Using an example to explain, he said if normally 40 students sit in a class, schools will have to divide them either into two shifts or two days so only 20 children are gathered in one place at a time.