23 Aug, 2021

Sindh Announces To Extend Closure Of Schools Due To COVID-19

The Sindh government has announced to extend the closure of the schools due to a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases. In this regard, a notification has been issued by the Sindh School Education and Literacy Department to inform the students. According to the notification, all the public and private schools across the province will remain closed till 30th August 2021 as per the orders of the Sindh government. Till further notice, the students are notified to stay at home and follow all the precautionary measures in order to be saved from the pandemic. Earlier it had been announced that the schools in Sindh will remain closed till the situation of the COVID-19 gets better. 

Statement of Murad Ali Shah

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has issued a statement regarding the closure of the educational institutes in Sindh. He said that the government has decided to reopen the schools, colleges, and universities on 30th August. Moreover, he has directed all the teachers and staff members to get vaccinated before the reopening of the institutes. It has been furthermore said that the schools will be reopened with 50% attendance while the educational institutions that have a full vaccination rate will be permitted to have 100% student strength. The minister also added that closing the educational institutes is not the only solution; the concerned authorities should also work on the alternative approach to save the time of the students so that they can attend the schools on a regular basis. Moreover, it is compulsory for the parents of the students to submit the NADRA-issued vaccination certificate to the school administration.

Closure Of Schools

Earlier Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) was held in which it had been decided that all the educational institutions should be reopened across Pakistan except for Sindh as the positivity ratio was high in comparison to other provinces.