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SOPs implementation in schools satisfies Sindh, Punjab ministers

–Eight teachers test positive for coronavirus in Peshawar
ISLAMABAD: The Sindh and Punjab’s education ministers on Wednesday said they are satisfied with the implementation of Covid-19 safety protocols at the educational institutions.
They were talking to a private TV channel on Wednesday and shared their observations after the reopening of educational institutions across the country after more than six months.
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that he visited 15 schools and colleges in the city and reviewed the steps taken by the management of private and government-run institutions and found the measures satisfactory. He, however, said that there was a need to take extra steps in order to improve implementation of SOPs in colleges.
Ghani vowed to take strict action against the school where a student died after falling from the staircase if negligence on part of the management was found.
Meanwhile, Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas said all schools in the province are following the guidelines issued by the government. He said that the action is being taken against schools where SOPs are not implemented.
“I have visited several schools and reviewed the measures taken by the management,” he said. He maintained that the government will close schools in case there is a spike in virus cases in any area.
EIGHT TEACHERS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS:
Eight teachers of Government Higher Secondary School Rashakai in Peshawar tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.
According to the Elementary and Secondary Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the infected teachers have been sent to their homes on 15 days leave. Meanwhile, the academic activities in the school are underway under strict precautionary measures.
An educational institute in Islamabad was sealed on Tuesday after the emergence of novel coronavirus case, confirmed National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). Schools, colleges and universities across Pakistan reopened on Tuesday, ending a nearly six-month-long closure due to coronavirus pandemic.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood had said that the federal authorities would assist the educational institutions for conducting coronavirus tests wherever it is required.
Mahmood, while talking to journalists during a visit to a government school in the federal capital, had urged the administration of educational centres for strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
“We are monitoring every school while transport services for students would also be monitored. There are around 215 universities in the country and almost every university has a hostel,” he said.



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