LAHORE: The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has announced the reopening of higher education institutions across the province from September 16.
Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, Punjab University (UTP), while sharing the notification of HED on Twitter, said that the institutions are being reopened as per the instructions of National Command and Operations Center (NCOC).
According to the notification, all public and private universities, degree institutes and colleges in all cities of Punjab will reopen from September 16.
In addition, the management of these institutions has been directed to strictly adhere to the corona virus related restrictions and standard operating procedures (SOPs), including 100% vaccination of all teaching and non-teaching staff and students.
The notification reiterates that the strict curfew ban will remain in effect until September 22, 2021.
In a separate Twitter post, Akhtar shared a statement issued by UTP registrar Muhammad Khalid Khan, stating that the university would resume on September 16.
According to the notification, UTP will start working three days a week with 50% attendance as per NCOC guidelines.
The Registrar has directed the Heads of all Departments to ensure compliance with the guidelines reiterated by the PHEC.
In addition, the Chairman of the Hall Council has been directed to ensure that 100% of the hostel residents are vaccinated and submit vaccination certificates.