Punjab announces new schedule of public, private schools

LAHOREPunjab Education Minister Murad Raas has issued a revised schedule of public and private schools of Lahore and Rawalpindi in view of a rising trend in COVID-19 cases.

In a Twitter message, Murad Raas announced that classes up to Grade 6 will be staggered until February 15 with 50 per cent of students each day. Moreover, classes 7 to 12 will remain on the previous schedule, he added.

He asked the citizens to follow the COVID-19 SOPs.

Earlier on January 27, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had decided to extend curbs on schools in cities with over 10 percent positivity rate of Covid-19 cases till mid-February.

The country’s nerve center for Covid response had decided that schools in cities having an infection rate of over 10pc will allow classes for students aged below 12 years with 50 percent attendance (staggered days).

However, classes for students (fully vaccinated) over the age of 12 years will continue with full attendance.

It said vaccination of students above 12 years will be compulsory from Feb 1. Large-scale testing will continue at educational institutes across the country for their targeted closure. TF REPORT

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