Educational Institutions to remain closed until January 10th

Educational Institutions to remain closed until January 10th

Minister of Education Shafqat Mahmood said all educational institutions, including schools, colleges and tuition centres, will be closed from 26 November onwards. Earlier today, the country’s education ministers met earlier today to review Pakistan’s Covid-19 outbreak and to take a final decision on extended winter vacations for school students. Addressing...

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Final decision on closure of schools today amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Final decision on closure of schools today amid rise in COVID-19 cases

The definitive decision on the closure of schools is expected to be taken today at the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) and will be announced at a press conference scheduled for noon. The huddle will mull measures to contain the increasing coronavirus positivity rate in academic institutions around the country...

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NCOC to cut short 2021 summer break to compensate for extended winter vacations this year

NCOC to cut short 2021 summer break to compensate for extended winter vacations this year

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) will recommend cutting short the 2021 summer break to compensate for early and prolonged winter holidays this year with increasing coronavirus prevalence in educational institutions but no consensus on a containment strategy. Asad Umar, Federal Minister of Planning and Development and NCOC Chief,...

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Ministry of Education suggests to close primary schools from November 24th to January 31st

Ministry of Education suggests to close primary schools from November 24th to January 31st

On Wednesday, the Federal Ministry of Education sent proposals to provinces urging them to shut primary schools as coronavirus cases are on the rise from November 24 to January 31, 2021. The Ministry recommended that primary schools should be closed with effect from 24 November, while secondary schools should be...

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Balochistan Govt declares winter holidays from Dec 1st

Balochistan Govt declares winter holidays from Dec 1st

Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, Minister of Education of Balochistan, said that the provincial government has decided to start the winter holidays at educational institutions before the scheduled time in view of the second wave of COVID-19. The Provincial Minister of Education has announced that the winter holidays will begin on December...

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NCOC decides to reopen primary schools from tomorrow

NCOC decides to reopen primary schools from tomorrow

On Tuesday, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) unanimously agreed to reopen tomorrow’s primary schools (Wednesday). Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood told the media in Islamabad that the decision was taken after consultations between all federal governments, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B). He underscored that...

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US student visa services to be resumed from October 1st

US student visa services to be resumed from October 1st

On Monday, the U.S. Embassy announced that it would restore student visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi on October 1. We are proud of the long tradition of student exchanges between Pakistan and the United States. Nearly 8,000 Pakistani students study...

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Secondary schools resumed today under stringent SOPs

Secondary schools resumed today under stringent SOPs

Secondary schools will resume classes under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) from today in the second phase of the reopening of educational institutions.   During a media briefing in Islamabad, Federal Education and Training Minister Shafqat Mehmood announced the decision to reopen middle-level classes in schools. He said a week’s...

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Middle Schools to re-open tomorrow in Punjab, KP and Balochistan

Middle Schools to re-open tomorrow in Punjab, KP and Balochistan

On Tuesday, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) allowed schools nationwide to resume in-person classes from tomorrow (September 23) for grades six to eight, Radio Pakistan reported. Following the decision, notices were issued by Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa concerning the resumption of middle school classes from tomorrow onwards....

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22 educational institutions shut down due to non-compliance of Covid-19 SOPs

22 educational institutions shut down due to non-compliance of Covid-19 SOPs

According to an official of the National Command Operation Centre, at least 22 educational institutions across Pakistan have been shut down in the last 48 hours because of non-compliance with health protocols or standard operating procedures (SOPs). Sixteen educational institutions in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), one in Islamabad and five in Azad...

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