Private Schools In Balochistan To Remain Closed Till Eid-ul-Fitr
The Balochistan government has announced to close the private schools till Eid-ul-Fitr. The notification has been issued by Balochistan Private Educational Institute Registration & Regulation Authority (BREIRRA) in this regard and notified the students about the decision of the provincial government. The decision has been taken due to the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases. According to the notification Private Schools/Institutions (Higher and Higher Secondary level) will remain closed across the province with immediate effect. The meeting of the national committee was held on 23rd April 2021 and was chaired by the Prime minister of Pakistan, to review the ongoing situation of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and to decide about the closure of the educational institutes.
Closure of Schools in Sindh
The Sindh government has also issued the directives to shut down all the public and private educational institutes including schools, colleges, and universities across the province till 17th May due to the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover to contain the spread of COVID-19 the provincial government has banned the inter-provincial transport. It has been also said that only 20% of staff members will be called to the office while the rest of the members will work from home.
Punjab School Education Department
According to the notification issued by the Punjab school education department, the public and the private schools of Punjab will remain closed in the various districts which have more than 5% coronavirus positivity ratio that include Lahore, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Rahim Yar Khan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Bukhar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Jhang, Khanewal, Multan, Sheikhupura, Okara, and Toba Tek Singh. The provincial education minister Dr. Murad Raas has also informed the students about the closure of the schools. The head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Head Asad Umer has said that the new restrictions have been imposed by the government to curb the spread of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) provided by the health department.