KARACHI: Sindh Education for Minister Saeed Ghani on Friday said that classes of sixth, seventh and eighth grades would not begin on Sept 21.
“We have deferred the opening of schools in second phase for now,” Saeed Ghani said in a press conference a day after visiting different schools in Karachi. He said he had warned the federal government several times that opening schools might create trouble.
He said unfortunately, some schools, including some private schools, did not follow the standard operating procedures. However, he admitted that measures taken by some private schools were surprisingly immaculate. He said situation of district South was way better before.
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“We also want opening of schools but we do not want our children to contract the viral disease,” he said adding that the decision about opening of schools in third phase would be taken later on Sept 28.
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani expressed fear that the virus would spread more if it contracted a child. Nevertheless, he also announced that the Sindh government would reopen schools on Sept 28, if the situation remained stable.
At least 88 teaching and non-teaching staff have been diagnosed with coronavirus across Sindh, local media reported on Friday quoting sources as saying.
Coronavirs tests of 13,500 non-teaching staff were conducted across the province, said the sources. It makes 2.5 percent ratio of corona test, while test results of 11,000 people are still awaited.