Education Minister denies false news Schools opening date

Education Minister Federal Shafqat Mahmood wrote on Twitter that some fake social media accounts in his name were selling false news and said schools would remain closed until October.

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That is not true. The Ministers of Education are meeting on the 7th to decide on the final [reopening of educational institutions] with the possibility of opening on September 15 in stages. On Aug 21, Shafqat Mahmood had said the final decision to reopen schools closed in March to curb the spread of coronavirus would be taken at a provincial education ministers’ conference on Sep 7.

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Speaking at a media briefing, he said the Department of Health would set up standard operating procedures (educational institutions) that would be followed to prevent the spread of the virus. Schools will reopen from Sept. 15 as the coronavirus status improves.


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