Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood has said that the decision regarding schools will be taken in the meeting next week, no compromise will be made on the health of children.
Shafqat Mehmood said that it was proposed during the meeting to either reduce the syllabus, end the summer vacations or extend the academic year but there would be no compromise on the health of the children.
The Education Minister said that efforts were being made to unify the curriculum across the country. The system of local government is ready, will be implemented soon.
Earlier Federal and provincial education ministers suggested early and extended winter vacations in schools amid the second of coronavirus in Pakistan. Federal and provincial education ministers gathered up to attend the meeting of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) to decide about the closure of schools as the country is reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Sources said that Federal and provincial education ministers proposed that schools across the country should be closed from November till January 2021 to prevent the spread of the virus among the students.
Education Minister Punjab Murad Raas in his tweet announced that: “No decision made on closure of Schools in Punjab today. The 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.”