The Sindh Education Minister, Saeed Ghani said that the students will not be promoted to the next grade without exams. He furthermore added that all the educational institutes should not be closed as it will result in a huge academic loss for the students. According to him, the primary schools with an enrollment of around 73% should be shut down and the students above grade six must attend the schools to cover the syllabus before the exams. He proposed all these recommendations during the meeting of the National Command and Operation Center that was chaired by the federal minister of education, Shafqat Mahmood.
Saeed Ghani said that the examinational schedule of matric and intermediate shall be declared after evaluating the COVID-19 situation. However, he clarified that the students must focus on the studies as they have to appear in the exams to promote to the next class. The schools will opt for the online teaching mode to educate the students in the wake of the pandemic. All the schools in the province of Sindh must devise the strategy to conduct online classes so that the students can take regular lessons. The provincial educational minister declared that the students have to attend the online classes regularly as scheduled by the schools.
Closure of Schools
Shafqat Mahmood has announced to close all the schools from 26th November to 10th January across Pakistan. The decision was taken after reviewing the situation of the pandemic according to the data provided by the health department. The report showed the rapid transmission of the virus in the educational institutes. All the exams during this period have been postponed and the concerned authorities will formulate the new schedule for the exams. Meanwhile, the students are advised to stay home and follow the preventive measures to protect them from the second wave of the pandemic.