PESHAWAR: The elementary and secondary education department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has Friday announced it shall resume the classes for grades 9 to 12 starting April 19 with only half the class strength allowed alternatively, Khyber News reported.
KP Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Shahram Khan Tarakai said earlier today in a tweet that it is decided in the provincial task force covid-19 meeting that schools will be commenced from Monday 19 April 2021. “It is planned to stagger classes of grade 9,10,11 and 12 under the strict compliance of SOPs while the rest of the classes will be started from 27 April 2021.”
In a notification rolled out today by the said ministry, only half the students are allowed each day while the other half will alternate them throughout the week.
Separately, it is reported that the examination of matriculation will be held on May 21 in the province, while those of intermediate shall be held starting June 17, Tarakai said. He also reportedly said that the physical classes of grades 1 to 8 shall remain closed until Eid.