In an online video conference on Thursday, Federal and provincial Ministers Discuss the Education, Exam Schedules of schools in Face of the Corona Virus.
The Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood presided over the online conference whereas provincial education ministers of all the provinces, secretaries of school and higher education departments also attended the conference.
The conference was aimed at discussing the education related issues of all provinces amid corona virus. Extending vacations in educational institutions and examination schedules of different classes were also discussed. Punjab education ministries would finalize a decision regarding both issues after committee meetings.
It is pertinent to mention here that all provinces have already extended vacations in schools till May 31st and termed them as a part of summer vacations. Punjab government cabinet meeting on Tuesday extended vacations in schools till May 31st, and announced that these vacations will be part of summer vacations.
The Cabinet also decided that half of the fee would be charged to the students during this period, but the teachers would receive their full salaries. The Punjab government earlier announced closing schools till April 5th in wake of Corona Virus.