The private schools’ associations on Saturday announced concessions allowing fees to be paid in instalments keeping in view the economic difficulties brought on by the coronavirus.
On the other hand, various private school associations have appealed to the parents to send their children with a mask, their own lunch and a water bottle which is not to be shared.
Regarding other safety measures related to the reopening of schools which is scheduled for September 28, one association leader, Haider Ali, said that students would be tutored in shifts or on alternate days.
Further, recess time and sports day has also been suspended until further notice while the school staff will wear masks at all times.
Similarly, the school management will check the temperature of the students before they enter the school premises.
Earlier in the day, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani met the office bearers of a private schools’ association and instructed the latter to ensure that government-issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed.
“Strict action will be taken against schools that violate the safety measures outlined. Our first priority is to save the children from this pandemic; there will be no compromise on their health,” Ghani warned.
It may be mentioned here that all classes below the eighth grade in Sindh will resume on September 28.