Shafqat Mahmood refutes ‘false information’ on colleges remaining closed until October


Minster says last determination on reopening of faculties might be taken in assembly of provincial schooling ministers on Sept 7. Picture: File 

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Training Shafqat Mahmood on Friday refuted the “false information” that colleges throughout the nation will stay closed until October, clarifying that the choice on reopening of instructional institutes might be finalised after a gathering of the schooling ministers.

“Some pretend accounts in my identify are spreading false information that colleges will stay closed until October. Not true,” Mahmood clarified on Twitter.

The minister additionally stated that the ultimate determination on the reopening of faculties might be taken in a gathering of the provincial schooling ministers on September 7. He added that the ‘probability’ of opening instructional institutes from September 15 in a phased method.

Govt mulls testing technique for colleges after reopening

On Wednesday, it was reported that the federal government was mulling to introduce a brand new testing technique for instructional establishments to include the unfold of coronavirus after their anticipated reopening on September 15.

The proposal was floated within the Nationwide Command and Operation Heart (NCOC) assembly chaired by Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar because the physique reviewed the reopening of faculties following a decline in COVID-19 circumstances throughout Pakistan.

Talking on the event, Umar had stated the sequence designed to reopen instructional establishments had been agreed by the Ministry of Training. Nevertheless, the following main problem was to implement customary working procedures (SOPs) and well being pointers in round 300,000 instructional establishments throughout the nation.

The discussion board was apprised {that a} four-strand technique was devised for testing in instructional establishments.

The contributors have been briefed thatthe technique had been shaped maintaining in view the 20 main high-risk cities with 76% of the full COVID-19 circumstances reported within the nation.

It added that the scholars beneath this technique can be randomly screened whereas screening of the lecturers can be carried out on a periodic foundation.

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