Pakistan is all set to decide on the reopening of educational institutions during a meeting of education ministers on January 4 (today).

According to the details, the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) will be meeting today to review the pandemic situation in the country and make a decision about the reopening of educational institutions.

According to the federal education ministry, the meeting will be chaired by the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood. It will be attended by other ministers via video link.

The students had since been studying at home or get weekly homework till December 24 and then winter vacations started December 25 and end January 10.

All examinations were postponed, except admission and recruitment tests. But now there are growing calls for the resumption of in-person learning in educational institutions.

Various decisions will be made by the education ministers during today’s meeting:

Health updates on all provinces/regions by the national health services ministry
Reopening of educational institutions
School and education board exams slated to be held in May-June 2021
Reduction in spring and summer vacation and the start of the 2021-22 academic session
Implementation status of the Council of Common Interest’s decision on the transfer of the existing NCHD and BECS schools, and the proposed national education policy.


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