22 educational institutions sealed over SOPs violations in Pakistan
As many as 22 educational institutions across the country have been closed over non-compliance of health standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols in the last 48 hours, National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) said on Thursday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Out of these 22, 16 educational institutions were shut down in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and five in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), said NCOC in a statement.
The TV channel reported that students could not resume their educational activities in Dera Ismail Khan even after the hiatus of six months. The PTI-led KP government had notified the resumption of educational institutions from September 15 as per SOPs but Government Degree College Boys II in DI Khan turned away students when they arrived at the gate of the college along with their classmates and friends citing argument the college is currently undergoing renovations and cleaning.
The government college asked first-year students to come to college on September 21 and second-year students on 1st October.
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani also visited schools in different parts of Karachi to review the implementation of SOPs to stem the spread of coronavirus.
وزیر تعلیم و محنت سندھ @SaeedGhani1 سعید غنی جمعرات کی صبح شہر کی مختلف نجی اور سرکاری اسکولوں کے دورے پر نکل گئے.— Minister Education & Labour Sindh (@MinisterSindh) September 17, 2020
صوبائی وزیر نے گارڈن میں ایڈن گرامر اسکول پہنچ گئے.
صوبائی وزیر نے اسکول میں جاری تدریسی نظام کا جائزہ لیا.
تمام ایس او پیز کا مکمل خیال رکھا جائے. سعید غنی pic.twitter.com/3jpxmxUOAt
The Sindh Education Minister said, “Eight staff members tested COVID-19 positive in two colleges of District Matiari. Both colleges have been closed.”
8 staff members tested Covid positive in two colleges of District Matiari. Both Colleges have been closed.— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) September 17, 2020
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood shared guidelines for school reopening including mask-wearing, use of hand sanitizers and social distancing.