Punjab: COVID Adversely Affects the Education Sector   


LAHORE: Punjab Education Minister Murad Rass on Thursday met with Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries in a meeting held at LCCI and briefed the business experts and industrialists about the spread of coronavirus in the last one year and state of education sector.

Murad Raas said education system is badly affected as the various private schools have been closed due to financial problems.

“It was decided not to give a discount in the fee paid in the first phase but in the second phase. About 70 percent of the schools in Punjab are those where the fee is less than Rs 5000,” he further said.

Later addressing a press conference, Education Minister Murad Raas said that the decision to reopen the schools was taken keeping in view the ongoing situation of pandemic and if the situation will get out of control, the schools can be closed again.

“Full safety measures will be implemented in the schools and all schools will be able to arrange classes upto 50 percent students in a day,” he added.

The provincial education minister said that he also attended a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar today in view of the forthcoming NCOC meeting.

So far, the decision is final that schools will be reopened from January 18, Primary and Elementary from January 25 and all universities from February 1st.

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