Islamabad : Due to the rising Covid-19 cases across the country, the federal education ministry has given suggestions to provinces regarding the closure of educational institutes during winter vacations. According to sources, the suggestions forwarded to the provinces called for the closure of educational institutes in the country from November 24 to January 31 for winter vacations.
It said that the primary schools should be closed from November 24, followed by the closure of middle schools from December 02. The secondary schools should be shut from December 15 amid rising COVID-19 cases. The recommendations also said that the education ministry has insisted on calling teachers to the educational institutes in order to train them for online education.
The inter-provincial conference of education ministers would also be held on November 23, where provinces would put forward their suggestions on the current situation. Matriculation, Intermediate examinations will be held in June 2021 according to the proposal. The final decision will be taken in the meeting of inter-provincial education ministers.