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Education ministers to decide about reopening of schools on Jan 4: Shafqat Mahmood


ISLAMABAD: All the education ministers will meet on January 4 to decide about the reopening of schools which were closed to contain the spread of coronavirus, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Thursday.

Shafqat Mahmood was responding to media queries about the government's future course of action regarding the educational institutes after Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani's statement that it is unlikely that schools would be allowed to reopen in the prevailing circumstances.

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The Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) had earlier deiced to shut all schools, colleges and universities from November 26 and announced that a review meeting would be held in the first week of January.

"The IPEMC would meet on January 4 to review the pandemic situation in the country and make a decision about reopening of educational institutions," Shafqat Mahmood said.

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