Inter-provincial Education ministers meet today to decide opening of schools

03:51 PM | 13 Sep, 2021
Inter-provincial Education ministers meet today to decide opening of schools

LAHORE – Education ministers are set to attend a meeting to decide about the opening of educational institutions or extend the closure for the coming week.

Reports in local media quoting sources said an Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference is being held today that will decide the fate of educational institutions in Pakistan.

The education ministers’ conference will take the decision after considering the Covid situation in the South Asian country. The ministers will also discuss the promotion policy of teachers and additional marks for matric and intermediate students.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood will preside at the session attended by educational ministers from Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and Kashmir. All provincial ministers will attend the meeting via video link.

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Earlier, the educational institutions in the country’s most populous province Punjab were opened in August following summer vacation after the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) approved the resumption of in-person classes.