Closure of faculties: Meeting of schooling ministers postponed

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Federal Education Min­ister Shafqat Mahmood. Photo: PID/file
Federal Education Min­ister Shafqat Mahmood. Photo: PID/file 

KARACHI: A gathering of the provincial schooling ministers scheduled at this time to determine the destiny of faculties in view of the present COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation has been postponed, in response to a press release issued by the Federal Education Ministry Thursday.

“In continuation of this ministry’s DO Letter of even number dated 11th January, 2022 the meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) scheduled on 13th January, 2022 has been postponed till next week,” learn the schooling ministry’s notification.

Federal Education Ministrys statement announcing the postponement of IPEMC.
Federal Education Ministry’s assertion asserting the postponement of IPEMC.  
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It added that the following date of IPEMC will likely be communicated later. No motive was given by the ministry for the postponement of the assembly.

The assembly was to be held at this time with Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood within the chair. The schooling ministers had been anticipated to take a choice relating to the closure of faculties amid a pointy improve in COVID-19 circumstances throughout the nation, particularly in Karachi.

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Pakistan reported greater than 3,000 coronavirus circumstances for the primary time since September 15, 2021, the National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC) knowledge confirmed at this time morning. As many as 5 deaths had been additionally recorded, which took the loss of life toll to 28,992, in response to official figures.

On Tuesday, whereas briefing the media of the selections taken by the federal cupboard in its weekly assembly, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry had stated Pakistan wouldn’t bear one other lockdown and dismissed experiences of the closure of faculties regardless of rising coronavirus circumstances.

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The info minister had stated the federal cupboard was knowledgeable that the Covid-19 positivity ratio had doubled within the nation. “But despite this, it is our resolve that we absolutely not impose a lockdown in Pakistan. Our economy cannot bear the burden [of another lockdown],” he stated.

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