Educational institutions across Punjab, KP reopen

LAHORE/PESHAWAR: All public and private educational institutions in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were reopened on Thursday.

According to a notification issued by the education department, only 50 percent of students are allowed in schools. All the concerned authorities have been asked to ensure strict adherence to coronavirus-related restrictions and standard operating procedures, as well as 100 percent vaccination of all the teaching and non-teaching staff, and students.

In KP, teaching will continue in Mardan, Peshawar, DI Khan, Malakand, Haripur, Swabi, Abbottabad and Mansehra with 50 percent attendance after decline in Covid-19 cases.

It may be noted that the educational institutions in Punjab and KP were announced to close from Sep 6 to 11 but due to continuous rise in cases the National Command and Operation Centre extended the closure of institutions till Sept 15.

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