KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday announced that it was extending the closure of schools to “further orders”.
Earlier this week, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced that all public and private schools would reopen on August 30.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had said in a statement that teachers, staff and parents should be vaccinated before the schools reopen.
“After 10 days, it has been decided to reopen universities, colleges and schools. They will open on August 30.
Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah had said that schools would be open with only 50 per cent students, while educational institutions with full vaccination rates would be allowed 100 per cent students.
The minister had said that closing and reopening schools was not the solution and said that a different approach should be taken so as not to harm the education of students.
“One of the parents of a student has to submit his vaccination certificate issued by NADRA to the school administration,” he said.
It is noteworthy that according to a decision of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC), educational institutions are open across Pakistan except Sindh where the positive ratio was higher than other provinces.