ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Friday said that final decision about opening schools will be taken on Sept 7, whether to open schools on Sept 15 or not.
“A meeting of interprovincial education ministers will be called on Sept 7 in this regard,” Shafqat Mahmood said while addressing a media briefing in Islamabad.
He said viewing the circumstances, hopes were high that schools would be opened soon. The Health Ministry would announce detailed standard operating procedures (SoPs) to be implemented for opening schools, he said.
Shedding light on issue of Cambridge System’s giving low grades to Pakistani students, he said he rose the issue with the British government and told that it was unjustified following which the Cambridge Schooling System revised the grades and acknowledged the scores given by local schools.
The education minister said the world had lauded the measures of the Pakistani government for online classes in first 10 days of April immediately after they were closed on Mar 13. He said they could not compromise on health of children.