Karachi: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said on Wednesday that all educational institutions in the province will remain open in accordance with strict coronavirus-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The education minister said that schools can remain open with only 50 percent attendance and if a coronavirus case is found in a school, only that institution will be sealed. He further announced that all examinations will be held as per the schedule.
He added that all private and public schools will follow government orders and warned that strict actions will be taken against institutions and individuals that violate official guidelines.
Earlier, the Federal Minister of Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood announced that all educational institutions in the nine districts of Punjab will be closed until April 11, because the third coronavirus has affected Pakistan, especially Punjab.
The announcement is for Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sargodha, and Sheikhupura. The remaining districts will be open on previous schedule.
The minister further said that all institutions in Islamabad will also remain close as coronavirus situation in the federal capital is also worrisome.
Shafqat Mehmood further said that the exams of all educational boards will be held in late May as per the schedule and a meeting will also be held with Cambridge to discuss its exams and an announcement in this regard will be made soon.
He warned that any educational institution that violates government orders will be sealed.