ISLAMABAD: The government has prepared an interest-free package of loans for low-income private schools, aimed at providing them financial support in this testing time because of COVID-19.
This was stated by Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood during a meeting with a delegation of Supreme Council of All Private Schools Association, in Islamabad.
Shafqat Mehmood said the government would make all out efforts to open schools as soon as possible. He said keeping in view the current situation, the summer vacations would be reduced.
The minister said the decision regarding the exams scheduled in March would be taken in Inter Provincial Education Ministers Conference meeting on Monday (Jan 4).
He said the meeting would also consult about start of annual educational year in August rather than March.