Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood said on Tuesday that in Covid hotspots there will be no in-person classes for grade 1 to 8 till April 28 and classes from grade 9 to 12 will resume in a staggered manner from April 19. He stated this after National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) held a meeting in this regard.
The minister tweeted, “Education/Health Ministers of Pakistan unanimously made following decisions at NCOC today: 1) In districts affected by corona classes from 1 till 8th will remain closed till 28th April. 2) In these districts classes 9th till 12th will resume in a staggered manner from April 19th.
“In the Education Ministers conference today it was also decided unanimously that all exams will take place. A/ AS and O level date sheets have already been announced. Classes 9 to 12 exam dates will be announced by respective boards but will be after Eid.
“Decisions regarding exams are final. Students should start preparing and working hard. This decision will not be changed so no one should have any uncertainty in their mind. Everything has been done keeping interest of education in mind.”