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Sindh government announces to open all educational institutions from August 23

Pakistan decided to change its grading scheme for matric and inter students (Photo: Facebook)

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah has announced to open educational institutions in Sindh from August 23.

Sardar Shah has said that only those schools will be open where all the teachers have been vaccinated. The Sindh Education Minister said that all schools will be allowed to open with 50 percent attendance. All students, including teachers, will be allowed to come to school with masks.

Sardar Shah says that all schools will be opened following SOPs and the schools will have random PCR tests. He said that the monitoring process in schools will continue and corona SOPs will be strictly enforced.

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It may be recalled that the Sindh government had decided to close all educational institutions from July 31 to August 8 last month in view of the increase in corona cases in the province.

Moreover, Pakistan decided to change its grading scheme for matric and inter students. The country had decided to hold exams on elective subjects only and not for compulsory subjects. It was decided that the marks students receive on their electives, a proportionate of that will be applied to the compulsory subjects and they will be graded accordingly.

The rule will be applied to exams in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu, and Kashmir.