The Sindh Education Department has decided to suspend physical classes till grade 8 of all schools in the province from April 6.
The classes will remain suspended for 15 days, said Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani in a tweet.
محکمہ تعلیم سندھ نے Covid کی صورتحال کے پیش نظر صوبے بھر کے تمام سرکاری و نجی اسکولوں میں آٹھویں جماعت تک میں 6 اپریل بروز منگل سے اگلے پندرہ روز کیلئے Physical کلاسز معطل کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے تاہم بچوں کی تعلیم کو آن لائن، ہوم ورک اور دیگر ذرائع سے جاری رکھا جاسکتا ہے۔
— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) April 4, 2021
He said children’s education will continue through online classes, homework and other means during this period.
Sources say a proposal was given to announce a closure of schools till class eight in a meeting of the steering committee of the Sindh Education Department, which was held under Ghani’s chair.
During the meeting, two proposals regarding closure of schools in the province came up.
Last month, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho had suggested to the NCOC that schools should be only be closed if at least three people — students or teachers — test positive for coronavirus.
The health minister had also suggested it would be better to postpone the examinations for two weeks — and a single exam should be conducted with strict adherence to COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).