Punjab, Islamabad shut down all schools for one week

By: News Desk      Published: 12:53 PM, 3 Sep, 2021
Punjab, Islamabad shut down all schools for one week
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The government of Punjab and the administration in Islamabad have decided to shut down all schools in the province for one week, reported 24NewsHd TV channel.

All the government and private schools will remain closed from September 6 to September 11 in the Punjab province as well as in the federal capital.

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The decision was taken amid the raging fourth wave of coronavirus cases in the country.

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In a tweet uploaded on Friday, Punjab Education Minister Dr Murad Raas announced that all public and private schools of Punjab are being closed from September 6 to September 11 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

He appealed to the public particularly the students to stay at home and stay safe. “Protect yourself and your families,” he further said.

According to sources, all the educational institutions, public and private, in Islamabad have also been closed for one week.

Addressing a news conference in Lahore on Wednesday last, Dr Murad Raas had said that licences of private schools would be cancelled if they failed to implement the Single National Curriculum (SNC).

Murad Raas had said that all educational institutions must ensure full implementation of uniform curriculum and government’s writ will not be challenged under any circumstances. 

He claimed that the same curriculum is taught in all developed countries of the world. “After the next four weeks, the licences of the private schools in which the uniform curriculum will not be fully implemented will be cancelled,” he gave clear-cut warning to the private schools.

Reporters Junaid Riaz and Saba Bajeer