Tuesday’s NCOC moot to decide on reopening of schools: Shafqat

By: News Desk      Published: 12:33 PM, 4 Apr, 2021
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File photo of Shafqat Mehmood.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said on Sunday that the education and health ministers of federal and provinces will meet at the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) on April 6 (Tuesday) to decide whether to open or further close educational institutions, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Shafqat Mehmood said the exam situation will also be discussed. “Whatever is decided will be a collective decision of the country’s health and education authorities and NCOC,” he added.

All the educational institutions are closed till April 11 in the wake of the third wave of covid-19. 

Interestingly, on March 26, Dr Murad Raas, Punjab Education Minister said, “Ignore all tweets wherever they are coming from. Anything to do with Punjab will be tweeted by me. Please be patient, dates will be announced in a day or two. Relax. These amounts of calls and messages are insane.”

Earlier, the Punjab Chief Minister and provincial education minister announced that for the first time in Punjab in a bid to access education. “More than 27,000 Public Schools are being upgraded-Primary to Elementary and Elementary to Secondary. This would retain 4,000,000 million children in schools that dropout due to Access issues,” Usman Buzdar said in a press conference at CM Office Lahore.