Schools to remain open, next review on Nov 23
Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas has announced that schools will remain open as no decision has been made on closure of schools in Punjab, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In a tweet, Education minister said: “Next meeting will be on Monday 23rd November 2020 for further review of the COVID 19 situation. All options are being discussed. No immediate decision for now.”
ANNOUNCEMENT:— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) November 16, 2020
No decision made on closure of Schools in Punjab today. Next meeting will be on Monday 23rd November, 2020 for further review of the COVID 19 situation. All options are being discussed. No immediate decision for now.
He announced this decision after the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) meeting chaired by Mr Mehmood. During the meeting, it was also proposed for winter vacations from November 20 to January 31, the TV channel reported.
Separately, 21 schools have been closed so far including 14 public and seven private schools over coronavirus cases, the TV channel reported.
All Pakistan Private Schools Federation Kashif Mirza appreciated the government's decision for not closing the schools. “Schools will not be closed as 750 million students have already faced academic losses during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.