Punjab Education Minister Dr. Murad has hinted that schools may be reopened from August 15. He said that schools may be reopened in different phases and necessary classes will be allowed in the first phase. According to details, provincial education minister Murad Rass said that if the situation improves, the school will be reopened from August 15.
Dr. Murad Raas said that 20 children will be allowed to sit in one class. Murad Ross added that schools cannot be allowed to open from July 15. However, the final decision will be made in the inter-provincial ministerial conference which is scheduled to be held on July 07.
The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) had recommended that educational institutions be kept closed till August, in view of the possibility of a corona outbreak by July 15. An inter-provincial ministerial conference was scheduled to be held on July 2 to decide on the opening of universities and educational institutions. However, the conference was postponed due to the death of Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood's mother.
The Federal Ministry of Education has sought suggestions from the four provinces and the Higher Education Commission. Earlier, a meeting chaired by Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood had suggested that special SOPs be set up for opening educational institutions.