Federal minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has announced the closure of educational institutions across the country from November 26.
During the second wave of corona in the country, the number of cases has increased alarmingly and the corona positive rate in educational institutions has reached 82%.
A joint meeting of all provincial education ministers was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood in which the situation of corona cases in the country and especially in educational institutions was reviewed.
“All efforts will be made to make sure that education continues from home,” said Mahmood. Schools have been instructed to continue home-learning policy from November 26 to December 24 while winter vacations to be observed from December 25 to January 10, 2021. The minister has also announced a review session in the first week of January to decide future action plan.
Educational institutions had already faced six months of closure from March to September due to the Covid-19 global pandemic.