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Educational institutes resume normal classes nationwide today

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

PM launches Ehsaas School Stipend program for deserving families

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday launched Ehsaas School Stipend program for deserving households across the country so they can send their children for an education. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said an important aspect of this

As covid cases surge, Sindh govt closes educational institutions till Aug 30

KARACHI: Following the proposal of the Sindh Health Department, the provincial government has announced to keep educational institutions close till August 30. Addressing a press conference in Karachi, the Sindh Chief Minister said that schools in Sindh would not be

Sindh to reopen primary schools from June 21

KARACHI: Sindh government has announced to reopen primary schools from June 21 and other measures aimed at easing coronavirus restrictions. The decision was made during a meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The

Sindh to reopen schools for Grades 6-8 from tomorrow

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to reopen educational institutes for Class 6 to 8 from tomorrow Tuesday, June 15, in view of the improved coronavirus situation. Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said the decision was made in a meeting

Federal govt decides to conduct special audit of colleges, schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has decided to conduct a special audit of model colleges and higher secondary schools under the auspices of the Federal Directorate of Education. According to sources, DG Federal Directorate of Education Dr Ikram Ali Malik has decided

Educational institutes likely to be closed again amid third wave

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the country’s nerve centre on tackling the virus, is expected to decide on closing schools and educational institutes amid the third wave of the pandemic. A meeting of the NCOC will be

Govt orders closure of schools for two weeks from March 15

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced the closure of educational institutions partially from March 15 due to the rising number of coronavirus cases. Addressing media after a meeting of education ministers at the National Command and Operations (NCOC), Federal Minister

Govt to reconsider decision over reopening schools today

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to review the decision to reopen schools amid the rising trend of coronavirus cases across the country. In this regard, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood will hold a meeting

Schools closure again

The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) has decided to review the decision to reopen schools amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. There have been fears of a third wave of COVID-19 ever since schools and

School closed in Thatta after nine students test positive for COVID-19

SUJAWAL: A government school in Thatta has been closed for a week as a precautionary measure for disinfection after nine students had contracted the coronavirus. The samples of the students and the teachers from the Government Primary Chandia School were

State of education

The education system in our country, particularly in the province of Sindh, lies in dire straits marred by official apathy and negligence. A recent report has revealed that only 4.5 million children are enrolled in schools across Sindh while more

Govt reduces summer vacations in schools to one month

ISLAMABAD: The summer vacations for schools have been reduced to one month only as the academic session is set to begin from 2nd August this year. Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood in a tweet announced that a new academic year

KP govt announces to close educational institutions till Jan 31

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced to close educational institutions till 31st January. According to a statement issued by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, the winter holidays in educational institutions have been extended due to the increase in the severity

Education ministers to decide on reopening schools today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of inter-provincial education ministers will be held today where the final decision to reopen educational institutions will be taken. A meeting of provincial education ministers will be held today under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood. According to sources, educational institutions across

UK reactivates emergency COVID-19 hospitals, closes schools in London

LONDON: Britain reactivated emergency hospitals built at the start of the pandemic and shut primary schools in London to counter the rapid spread of a much more infectious variant of the coronavirus. With more than 50,000 new daily cases of

No winter vacations in Sindh schools this year: Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of winter vacations in the province this year. He said students have been given more holidays than usual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Therefore, there’s no

Schools may be closed if COVID-19 situation worsens: Punjab minister

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas said that the educational institutions where coronavirus cases are being reported are being sealed and if the situation remains like in the past then schools will have to be closed. Murad Raas said that

Excise officials allow sale of cigarettes near schools

ISLAMABAD: The sale of non-custom paid and illegal cigarettes near schools, colleges and educational institutes continues openly across the federal capital, strongly affecting the lives and health of the younger generations. The law prohibits the sale of smoked tobacco products

Primary schools to resume classes from Sept 30: Education Minister

ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday allowed the primary schools to resume classes from September 30 after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the country. Briefing media after attending a meeting at the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC), Federal Minister for Education

Primary, middle schools reopen across Sindh

KARACHI: All pre-primary, primary and middle schools across Sindh have opened from today, more than six months since being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sindh government had delayed the reopening of schools for primary and secondary students by one

NCOC approves second phase of reopening schools nationwide

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has approved the second phase of reopening schools for secondary students across the country. The NCOC stated that the academic sessions of secondary students from Class VI to Class VIII will resume

Sindh government decides to close primary classes

KARACHI: Sindh Education Department has decided not to open its primary section of schools that were supposed to be open on 30th September. Addressing a conference in Karachi, Sindh Education Minister said that middle classes would not start from September

COVID-19 cases in schools

It has been just a couple of days since educational institutes reopened across the country and we have seen an uptick in the number of coronavirus cases. We need to realise that pandemic has not yet ended but will instead

Educational institutions being reopened after six months

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of educational institutions including universities, colleges and schools across the country are being reopened on Tuesday, ending a six month long closure due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to an announcement by the Education Ministry, all higher education institutions

No winter vacations this year for schools in Sindh: Minister

KARACHI: The Sindh government announced that there will be no winter vacations this year for educational institutions reopening from 15th September across the province. Sindh Education and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani said that educational institutions will also continue teaching on

Sindh govt allows phased reopening of schools from Sept 15

KARACHI: Education Minister Of Sindh Saeed Ghani has clarified that all educational institutes will be reopened in phases from 15-30th September. The minister said that in the first phase, all higher education institutes including universities, colleges, including Class 9 and

Pandemic isn’t over

Wuhan, the Ground Zero for the coronavirus pandemic, has reopened all schools for the first time in seven months. The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief warned that though the global agency wants to see children returning to schools and people

South Korea closes schools in Seoul after resurgence in COVID-19 cases

SEOUL: Schools in South Korea’s capital have once again been closed after a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the city. The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported 280 new coronavirus cases as of midnight Monday, bringing the country’s

Final decision to reopen schools will be taken on Sept 7: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Friday said the decision to reopen schools would be taken at an interprovincial education ministers’ conference on 7th September. Speaking at a press conference, the minister said the Ministry