No regular classes in Lahore schools from March 1

Old policy of allowing only 50% students retained in seven Punjab districts

By: News Desk      Published: 06:31 PM, 26 Feb, 2021
No regular classes in Lahore schools from March 1
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The Punjab government has decided not to extend classes in schools to five days in a week in seven districts including Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Gujrat after a spike in coronavirus cases was recorded, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

On Thursday last, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood had announced that all schools will go back to regular five-day classes from March 1 as restrictions imposed in some major cities on schools to conduct staggered classes was only till February 28.

But after the detection of 20 Covid-19 cases in these seven districts including Lahore, the authorities have now decided to maintain the old policy of allowing only 50 percent of students to take classes in a day.

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However, in the remaining districts of Punjab schools will revert to five-six days regular classes from March 1, Monday.

According to a notification issued by the School Education Department, directive has been issued to strictly enforce the coronavirus guidelines in schools of the seven districts which are Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujrat, Sialkot and Rahimyar Khan.

The department further said that any change in the schedule will be considered after reviewing the situation on March 31.

The policy of allowing only 50 percent of students to schools will also be retained in Lahore until March 31. There will be no regular five-day-a-week classes in Lahore’s schools from March 1.

The new notification will be effective from March 1, Monday.