“Primary Classes will re-open on Feb 1”, says Education Minister

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Shafqat Mahmood directs to formulate Pakistan Education Policy 2021
Shafqat Mahmood directs to formulate Pakistan Education Policy 2021

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced on Friday that primary classes will reopen nationwide from February 1, while grades 9 -12 will resume from January 18 as planned.

Federal and provincial ministers from the education and health sectors deliberated on the matter in detail and reviewed different aspects.

While briefing the media after a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) today in this regard, Mahmood said grades 1-8 will begin on February 1. He added that the decision to resume the primary classes was taken after reviewing the health situation in the country.

“Unlike the previous year, the students will not be promoted to the next grade without examinations”, He said

Meanwhile, another meeting between the education and health ministers will be held next week to review the situation further. Mahmood said the meeting will be held to review the infection rate in different areas before the reopening, indicating that authorities in high-risk cities or districts may make a decision accordingly.

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