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Shafqat Mahmood urges students to study at home, revise courses

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has expressed that the decision to close educational institutions was taken with a heavy heart. Shafqat Mahmood took to Twitter and wrote that we had to close educational institutions because coronavirus infections were rising

No compromise will be made on children’s health: Education Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood has said that a decision regarding schools will be taken in a meeting next week and no compromise will be made on children’s health. Shafqat Mehmood said that it was proposed to reduce the

Decision on school closure to be taken on Nov 23

ISLAMABAD: Another emergency meeting of inter-provincial education ministers will be summoned next week on 23rd November to decide whether to close schools due to the rising coronavirus cases. Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood convened the meeting where it was

No winter vacations in educational institutes this year

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of inter-provincial education ministers on Thursday decided that winter vacations will not be given in school in Sindh and Punjab. A meeting of inter-provincial education ministers was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood in

Educational institutions will not be closed in current COVID-19 situation: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that educational institutions could not be closed in the current situation of coronavirus. In a statement,  Shafqat Mahmood clarified that no plan is under consideration for the closure of educational institutions

Educational institutions to remain open despite second COVID-19 wave: Shafqat

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood has clarified that educational institutions are not being closed despite the second COVID-19 wave in the country. On a social media website Twitter, the minister said, “Rumours again afloat regarding school closures. It

Institutions should not be converted into political battleground: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that the restoration of student unions is an important issue. Shafqat Mahmood said in a statement that and he is in favor of lifting the ban on student unions, however, educational

Education minister warns of hasty decision to shut down schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Saturday warned from taking any hasty decision to shut down schools as it would affect education. In a statement on Twitter, the federal minister said that the health of students is the government’s

Will close educational institutions violating coronavirus SOPs: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said the government will close the educational institutions found violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) devised to limit the spread of COVID-19. Shafqat Mahmood, during his surprise visits to public sector educational

World Bank director, federal minister discuss educational projects

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood held a meeting with the World Bank’s new Country Director to Pakistan Mr Najy Benhassine on Monday in Islamabad. Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said distance-learning program in present circumstances due to COVID-19 is the

Govt devising strict SOPs to reopen schools: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Monday said that the authorities have been devising strict guidelines for reopening of schools and universities as soon as possible. The minister said federal authorities would review the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and

Govt to consider relief package for low-fee private schools

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has announced that the government is considering a financial relief package for the low fee private schools that have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19. Shafqat Mahmood said that the

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

Shafqat Mahmood rejects rumors of ban on ‘O and A’ level exams

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that there was no plan to ban international exams like the O and A level. On a social media website Twitter, Shafqat said “Unnecessary rumors were floating around

Fed minister for education Shafqat Mahmood’s mother passes away

ISLAMABAD: The mother of Federal Minister for Education and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shafqat Mahmood passed away on Tuesday.  On a social media website Twitter, the federal minister confirmed the news of his mother’s death and prayed that Allah Almighty

NSC to discuss measures to prevent coronavirus outbreak today

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) meeting is being held on (Friday) today to contemplate over the measures to control the outbreak of Coronavirus in Pakistan.  Talking to media Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood said the screening

Govt launches first ever Nursing Scholarship programme

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Profession Training Shafqat Mahmood has launched the inaugural Nursing Scholarship Program. Addressing the launching ceremony, the federal minister said that the incumbent government has allocated 1000 Scholarship for Nursing program for the first time

Uniform education system being introduced next year: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Friday said said that a uniform education system with a national single curriculum was being introduced by next year. The minister was addressing an inauguration ceremony of newly-constructed Kashmir

World has witnessed Pak-Turkey’s brotherhood: Shafqat Mahmood

ANKARA: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said that the world has witnessed the friendship and brotherhood of Pakistan-Turkey during the UNGA session. Shafqat Mahmood along with his 5-member delegation visited AK Party headquarters in Ankara and met with Cevdet

Pakistan, Turkey relations strengthening under Imran, Erdogan: minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training and National Heritage Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday said that relations between Pakistan and Turkey are strengthening each day under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recip Tayyib Erdogan. The

Education Minister directs schools to increase fees allowed by SC

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has directed private schools not to increase fees more than the ratio allowed by the Supreme Court. In a news conference on Friday, the minister told that complaints were received that private schools are