Sindh colleges to reopen in phases beginning Jan 18: Saeed Ghani

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Students carrying face masks stand in queue as they wait to enter their college in Karachi. — AFP/FileKARACHI: The colleges in Sindh will reopen in accordance with the National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC) choice,  the province’s schooling minister Saeed Ghani stated Friday.Ghani’s feedback got here after Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood, following a high-level assembly on the NCOC, introduced the reopening of academic establishments.”One thing is clear: all those associated with education in politics or the government realise that learning levels of children [have] been severely affected because of the closure of schools,” Mehmood stated whereas addressing a press convention.Meanwhile, the schooling minister, chatting with the media, stated that the lessons for college students in grades 9-12 would begin from January 18, whereas the remainder of the tutorial establishments will reopen from February 1.Ghani stated that after NCOC’s assembly this morning, it was determined that within the first section, lessons 9-12 will resume research on January 18, whereas main to eighth-grade lessons and universities would resume research from February 1.Ghani famous that the ministers would evaluate the COVID-19 state of affairs and the ultimate choice — earlier than the whole reopening of academic establishments — could be made on Feb 1.Meanwhile, in response to a notification issued by Sindh’s College Education Department, SSC/HSSC exams could be held in May and June.Here’s what the notification talked about: Intermediate — 11 and 12 — lessons of each private and non-private sector establishments shall resume W.E.F January 18, 2021;The diploma lessons in schools shall resume W.E.F February 1, 2021;Board examination of SSC/HSSC shall be held in May/June 2021The educating/non-teaching workers shall proceed to attend their respective establishments for the preparation of the beginning of lessons and discharging their duties of on-line educating; andThe involved administration will guarantee strict compliance with SOP’s to make sure the safe-reopening of schools and protected resumption of teaching-learning actions.