Schools to reopen on August 15

Schools to reopen on August 15

Schools to reopen on August 15

The All Pakistan Private Schools and Colleges Association (APPSCA) announced the reopening of private educational institutes from August 15, countrywide, rejecting the federal government's decision to reopen them on September 15.

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In a press conference, the association discussed the academic loss caused due to the school closures for the past six to eight months due to coronavirus pandemic. The meeting announced that all educational institutes would open from August 15.

The APPSCA president, Hidayat Khan, said that the virus is dying down as the cases are also declining.

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He also said that the association tried to convince the government to consider the loss, but it did not cooperate, "If the government tries to stop us, we will organize a 'million march,'" Khan warned. He further decried the federal government, calling it incompetent.

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"We will open schools in line with the SOPs," he said. "Madrassas have been opened, and they have even conducted examinations," he further stated.

On July July 9, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood announced the government's decision to reopen educational institutions from September September 15, with strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The Express Tribune staff reporters

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