Sindh private schools to announce fate of educational institutes due to Coronavirus

Private school associations have rejected the Sindh government’s decision to close schools amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and convened a meeting on Monday to decide the future course of action.

Aleem Qureshi of the Grand Alliance of private school associations said the provincial government should announce a clear and unequivocal policy regarding educational institutions because schools and universities were supposed to start new academic sessions in August.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the academic year is being affected for the third consecutive year. 

Qureshi suggested that the task force consider Punjab-style summer vacations till July 31 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Closing the schools and colleges is not the solution as it is the time for new admissions,” he said.

He said that an emergency meeting of all provincial private school associations will be held on July 26 to discuss the future action plan.

“In Sindh, as many as 3,000 schools have been closed and 200,000 people have lost their jobs. Everyone acknowledges that SOPs are implemented in educational institutions.”

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