Ministers’ huddle decides to keep educational institutes open

By: 24 News      Published: 04:20 PM, 4 Aug, 2021
Ministers’ huddle decides to keep educational institutes open

The Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference has decided to keep the educational institutions open with 50 percent attendance, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The meeting decided that all educational institutions will remain open in Punjab while educational institutions will remain closed in the most affected areas including Sindh.

It was decided in the meeting to continue all the examinations of the board. The next Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference will be held on August 25.

It was decided in the huddle that the Covid-19 vaccination would be mandatory for students over 18 years of age. And disciplinary action would be taken against the unvaccinated teachers. However, it was decided that educational institutes would remain open.

The conference was held in Islamabad on Wednesday under the aegis of the National Command and Operation Centre headed by Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood. The meeting was attended by all provincial education ministers, members of NCOC, and health and education department officials.

Addressing the media persons in Islamabad, Shafqat Mehmood said, “We have decided to give five percent additional numbers on selective subjects on the proportionality of elective subjects’ exams of Grade 9 to Grade 12.”

“There would be no restrictions on universities and intermediate colleges. NCOC expressed that college students have reached 83 percent vaccination. NCOC requested all ministers to pace up the vaccine rollout in respective provinces and complete it by August 31,” Shafqat Mehmood said. He appealed to students and their parents to adhere to the coronavirus SOPs.

Reporter Saba Bajeer