Private Schools in Sindh to reopen from June 15

According to a notification issued by the school education and literacy department, all the educational institutions would continue to remain closed and will not be re-opened on 1st of June. All Sindh Private Schools Association on Saturday announced to open schools from June 15, sources reported.

“The date for opening of schools would be announced keeping in situation of COVID-19.” Though The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) has demanded the government to reopen educational institutes in the country from June 1.

Haider Ali, the chairman of the private schools association said that the schools would be opened in the line of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Masks and sanitizers can be provided to the schools while thermal scanning device can also be arranged for the schools, he added. He said that the schools can make necessary arrangements for the protection of students. The students will be made to sit at a distance of three feet from each other and timings of schools can also be reduced.

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A protest was carried out to open the schools and the protestors requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan, the army chief, the prime minister and the provincial authorities to open the schools on June 1 after issuing the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The notification issued by the school education and literacy department said that students from class 1 to VIII will be promoted in their next classes.