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Educational institutes resume normal classes nationwide today

Schools have resumed normal classes across Pakistan. Source: FILE.

KARACHI: All educational institutes including schools, colleges and universities are resuming classes with full attendance from Monday (today) as the coronavirus situation improves across the country.

Last week, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) announced that all educational institutions would start “normal classes” from October 11 (Monday).

The decision was made during an NCOC meeting where the forum agreed to reopen educational institutions based on the “reduced level of disease spread and the launch of the school vaccination programme.”

Educational institutions were earlier operating on 50% capacity across the country after they had reopened following intermittent closures due to the prevalence of COVID-19.

Furthermore, public and private universities across Sindh shall resume normal classes with 100% attendance starting October 11.

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According to a notification from the Universities and Boards Department: “All public and private universities/institutes under the administrative control of the Universities and Boards Department, Government of Sindh, are hereby allowed to resume regular academic activities w.e.f 11.10.2021 with 100% attendance.”

The relaxation is subject to strict observance of coronavirus safety measures as announced from time to time by the NCOC and the health department and home department of Sindh.

Earlier, the Sindh government announced that it will resume regular classes from October 11 at all private and public schools.

According to a notification issued by the education department: “All public and private educational institutions under the administrative control of School Education and Literacy Department Govt of Sindh shall be allowed 100% attendance of students with effect from October 11, 2021.”

“The vaccination of students of the age of 12 years and above is obligatory,” the notification added. Punjab’s schools are also set to resume normal classes from October 11.