Schools in Balochistan, KP to reopen on Monday
The governments of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have announced to reopen schools on May 24 (Monday).
The Balochistan Secondary Education Department through a notification announced that the classes would resume following strict coronavirus standard operating procedures. However, schools in the provincial capital, Quetta, will not open as COVID positivity ratio in the metropolis is over five percent.
On the other hand, the KP government announced that classes would resume on alternate days in the following districts: Battagram, Buner, Lower Chitral, Upper Chitral, Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu, Khyber, Upper Kohistan, Lower Kohistan, Kolai Pallas Karak, Kurram, Lakki Marwat, Mohmand, Malakand, Orakzai, Swat, North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Tank and Tor Ghar.
The Sindh government decided to keep educational institutes closed in 12 districts till June 6, which include Karachi, Sukkur, Badin, Jamshoro, Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Dadu.
On May 19, the National Command and Operation Centre had announced that educational institutions will be opened in the districts with less than 5 percent positivity ratio from June 1. “All Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations will be held after 20th of the next month. However, all professional and non-professional examinations will take place on case-to-case basis,” it had relayed.