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Pakistan

Web Desk
January 18, 2021

Schools in Punjab reopened amid strict COVID-19 SOPs

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Students coming out of a school.

LAHORE: All the public and private schools and colleges across the province have resumed in-person learning for Class 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th from today.

The educational institutes were reopened under a three-phase plan approved by the federal government last week.

In the second and final phase, schools would reopen for classes from Pre-1 to Class 8 while public and private universities would also reopen from February 01.

As per the COVID-19 related SOPs, all the schools reopening for Secondary and Intermediate classes from today would have 50% students on alternate days as practised earlier.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab government has also rescheduled board exams for Matric and Intermediate and now all the nine Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) in the province would conduct these exams in May and June 2021.

The schools would follow the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) while for public schools, assessment criteria and examinations scheduled for 5th and 8th grades shall be communicated separately by the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC).

The authorities have directed the management of education institutions to ensure strict implementation of SOPs, including social distancing and wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Punjab Schools Department has announced that usual winter season timings would be observed in schools.