Schools to remain open without students in Sindh

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KARACHI (News Desk) – Government of Sindh has decided to keep schools open but students will take home based classes; however, students can attend in-person classes once in a week.

Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that schools will offer home based classes from November 26 to December 24. He further revealed that Sindh recommended NCOC to not close all schools and only primary schools with 73 percent enrolment should be closed and classes of grade six and above should remain undisturbed.

He also said that students will not be promoted to next grade without exams.

On the other hand, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Monday has announced to shut educational institutes till January 10 due to coronavirus outbreak and winter holidays.

While addressing the press conference in Islamabad, Shafqat Mahmood has said that the educational institutes will remain closed from November 26 to December 24 following surge in covid-19 cases. Online classes will be conducted by the teachers to facilitate the students during this period, he stated.

The minister further told that the institutions will again shut from December 25 to January 10 for winter vacations. 

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