LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Schools Education Dr Murad Raas has asked owners of private schools to cut 20 percent fees for the months of April and May amid coronavirus epidemic.
While chairing a meeting to review the fees of the private schools, Murad Raas requested the private school owners not to fire any teacher from their job due to present situation.
He said Punjab authorities have also started arrangements for introducing an online system for conducting academic sessions and classes in colleges and universities across the province.
The minister further said that the steps were taken to reduce burden and educational loss of the students amid the closure of all educational institutions due to coronavirus threats.
He said in this regard a committee had been set up to complete the task over the instructions of Punjab’s Minister for Higher Education Khawaja Yasir Humayun.
He added Chairman Professor Dr Fazl Khalid is appointed as convener of the committee which has been asked to finalise the subject-wise schedule of the curriculum.