Pakistan suspends physical school classes till April 28


Physical classes at schools across Pakistan for grades one to eight have been suspended till April 28, the National Command and Operation Centre announced Tuesday.

“Classes for grades 9, 10, and 11 will resume from April 19,” Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said. “These classes will resume on a staggered basis in affected districts as well.”

For primary classes, the decision will be taken by the provincial government considering the coronavirus situation.

Mahmood said that the government will review the decision on April 28 after overlooking the coronavirus situation.

The NCOC met on April 6 to discuss the fate of schools. The meeting was attended by all education and health ministers.

“Education and health ministers will meet at the NCOC Tuesday to decide whether to open or further close educational institutions,” Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood tweeted Sunday. “The exam situation will also be discussed.”

He said that a decision will be taken considering the virus situation of the country and after consultation with the health ministry.

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