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Sindh public, private schools to remain closed till further orders

Earlier, Sindh govt had announced it was reopening schools from August 30

August 22, 2021

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday announced it is extending the schools closure till "further orders". 

Earlier this week, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had announced that all public and private schools will reopen from August 30 . 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in a statement, had said that teachers, staff and parents should be vaccinated before schools reopen.

“It has been decided to reopen universities, colleges and schools after 10 days. They would be opened on August 30,” he had said.

Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah had said schools would reopen with only 50% of students in attendance, while the educational institutions that have a full vaccination rate will be allowed a 100% student strength.

The minister had said closing and reopening schools was not the solution and said a different method should be adopted which does not harm the students' education.

"One of the parents of a student will have to submit their NADRA-issued vaccination certificate to the school administration," he had said.

It is pertinent to mention that according to a decision by the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC), educational institutions are opened across Pakistan except for Sindh where the positivity ratio was high as compared to other provinces.