The Sindh government has opposed the decision of the federal minister of education and professional training to resume the 5-day regular classes in the schools. Earlier the Shafqat Mahmood had declared that the students will attend the regular classes in schools to cover their coursework. According to the federal education minister, the situation of coronavirus is under control so the students can take the in-person classes as per the mentioned schedule. After the announcement by the federal government, the Sindh officials have said that they will only allow 50% of students to attend the classes and the regular classes cannot be resumed due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Announcement of Saeed Ghani
The Sindh education minister, Saeed Ghani said that there will be strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the schools and the candidates are advised to follow the preventative measures and students will maintain social distancing in the classroom. The minister added that by allowing 100% attendance there will be the risk of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Once the pandemic will end the students will attend the classes as per the regular routine. He said that the federal government has finalized its decision and directed the schools to act on the directives issued by the concerned authorities. But in this regard, the Sindh government has announced to stand against the decision of the federal education minister.
Sindh Education Department
Saeed Ghani clarified that the Sindh education department has its own steering committee that is responsible for taking the provincial decisions. The decision regarding the resumption of the academic activities will be taken by the committee. Moreover according to the 18th amendment in the constitution education is a provincial subject and all the provincial governments have the right to take the decisions by considering the ongoing situation.