Shafqat Mahmood announces revised schedule to reopen educational institutions

Shafqat Mahmood announces revised schedule to reopen educational institutions

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has announced a revised schedule to reopen the educational institutions – closed due to coronavirus – and said classes from one to eight will resume on February 1 instead of January 25..

The education minister held a press conference on Friday and said matric and intermediate classes will resume on January 18 and all higher education institutions including colleges and universities will reopen from February 1 as per the previous schedule.

Earlier, the minister had announced that the educational institutions would reopen in three phases; classes 8-12 on January 18, classes 1-8 on January 25 and higher education institutions on February 1.

However, the scheduled has been revised and the institutions will now be reopened in two phases instead of three. 

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