ISLAMABAD: Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Friday a final decision to reopen schools that were closed in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus would be taken at an interprovincial education ministers’ conference on Sept 7.

Speaking at a press conference, he said the Ministry of Health will devise standard operating procedures (SOPs) for educational institutions to follow to prevent the spread of the virus.

Schools will reopen from Sept 15 given that the coronavirus situation improves, he added.

Highlighting his ministry’s performance in two years of the PTI government, he said a uniform curriculum is being brought in to fulfill the promise the party had made in its manifesto to weed out educational inequalities in the country.

This has never happened in the 72-year history of Pakistan, he claimed, adding all schools will have a uniform curriculum from April 2021.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV


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