Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood says that six-month closure deeply affect the students, decision to reopen educational institutions has been taken with great care and any hasty decision to close will destroy education.
He tweeted: “Health of students is our first priority and any decision we make will be guided by the advice of Health Ministry. Having said that 6 months closure deeply affected the students. Decision to open was taken with great care. Any hasty decision to close will destroy education,”.
He also tweeted: “90% of our govt and low fee paying private schools do not have online teaching facilities. When these institutions close down most students get no education at all. Learning loss is immense and can take years to recover. While health is a priority, this factor must b kept in mind,”.
While addressing to a press conference, Ghani said that the decision was taken to curb spread of coronavirus as educational institutions have neglected Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
The Sindh government had expressed its concern over resuming Primary classes across the province from the last week of September after coronavirus cases were reported at various educational institutions.