ISLAMABAD: In order to finalize a date for reopening of educational institutions across the country, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has summoned an meeting of the provincial health and education ministers on Friday (today).
Talking to journalists, Shafqat Mahmood said that the meeting will mull over reopening of educational institutions in the country in view of the current situation of the pandemic.
The minister said he wanted that schools should be reopened but the final decision on reopening of educational institutions will be taken on the basis of health advisory keeping in view the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country. Students’ health was the top priority of the government, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood had earlier said that reopening of educational institutions from January 11, 2021, seemed to be difficult due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country.