ISLAMABAD: Educational institutions of public and private sector in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have reopened from Monday (today) for preparations of upcoming examinations of grades 10th and 12th.
The decision was taken in the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on May 29, allowing the provinces to reopen the colleges in districts where the ratio of positive cases was below eight percent.
However, educational institutions in two districts of Punjab, including Rahim Yar Khan and Khanewal will remain closed until further orders because of COVID-19 positive cases.
All educational institutions have been directed to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and necessary instructions.
KP Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Shahram Khan Tarakai said that the SOPs should be strictly followed. He said that exams of Matric, FA and FSC must be held and the provincial government was fully ready to organize them.
“I visited schools in Swat after the re-opening of schools. Re-establishing the connection of students with schools is very important. The situation of Covid SOPs was satisfactory there. I had a conversation with teachers and students. It was good to see them enthusiastic and cheering,” he said.