ISLAMABAD: Punjab Minister for Education Murad Raas has officially announced that all public and private schools will reopen in the province from 15th September.
The minister took to Twitter and noted that it is a provisional date, and the final decision will depend on the COVID-19 situation in Punjab.
“All Public & Private Schools of Punjab to open September 15th, 2020. This is a tentative date depending on COVID 19 situation in Punjab. SOPs for opening Schools are in place which will be conveyed to everyone. All other news is FAKE NEWS,” the minister tweeted.
The educational institutes will be allowed to reopen with SOPs to ensure the safety of students and teachers. According to the SOPs, a maximum of 20 students will be allowed in a class and two students will sit on each disk. However, schools will lower the capacity and operate in two shifts.
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It will be compulsory for the schools to arrange sanitizes for the students from their own budget. The temperature of each student and school staff member and teachers will be checked while entering the educational facility.
As per the SOPS, there will complete ban on any type of function, ceremony, and break in the schools. A new study has shown that children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of the genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults.