Educational institutions to remain closed after June 1 due to the coronavirus situation. Punjab, Balochistan, and Sindh opposed the opening of educational institutions from June 1. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has supported the opening of educational institutions.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood chaired an inter-provincial conference of education ministers in which Punjab, Balochistan, and Sindh opposed the opening of educational institutions from June 1. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has supported the opening of educational institutions from June 1.
Due to disagreement among the provinces over the opening of educational institutions, it has been decided to take up the matter in a meeting of the National Coordinating Committee chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan tomorrow.
It may be recalled that the first case of the Coronavirus in Pakistan came to light on February 26, after which the Sindh government first closed down educational institutions and also postponed the annual examinations of Class IX and X.
After that, other provinces also closed educational institutions and the new academic year could not start. As the situation worsened due to Corona, the closure of educational institutions was extended until May 30. Now, It has been decided that educational institutions to remain closed even after 1st June.
The Sindh government had also issued an education policy for the year 21-2020 under which first to eighth class examinations will be held from June 1, while ninth and tenth class examinations will be held from June 15.
All the boards will be required to release the results of Class X examinations by August 15. The examinations for Class XI and XII will start from July 6, while the admissions for Class XI will be announced only after the results of Class X.
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