Sindh decides not to close educational institutions

Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani chaired a meeting of the Sindh Steering Committee regarding the closure of educational institutions. It has been decided not to close educational institutions across the province. The meeting was attended by Secretary Schools, Secretary Colleges, and Chairmen of Boards of Education. The meeting was called to have a consultation on the suggestions provided by the Federal Government.

It was decided at the meeting that SOPs in educational institutions would be more strictly enforced; there would be no winter vacations in Sindh. The institutions will be given free hand if they want to shift their mode of study online.

It is pertinent to mention here that this decision is not final, as the Sindh Government finalized its stance on the issue. However, the final decision will be made after consultation with all the provinces by November 23.

Addressing the meeting, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that the federal government was of the view that children should be educated at home instead of school from November 25 to December 24, while parents should take weekly homework from teachers in schools.

He said that the Federal Government is asking for winter holidays from December 25, 2020, to January 10, 2021. COVID cases are increasing and there is no doubt about it. Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that if we look at the recent data on coronavirus cases, it has gone up to 3.7%.