The Pakistani government has recently announced its plan for the re-opening of schools in January 2021.
A meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) was jointly held with the Healthy Ministry and the National Command Operations Centre (NCOC) during which the phased reopening of schools in the province as well as the schedule of examinations in 2021 was announced.
The schedule for the re-opening of schools are as follows:
|January 11, 2021||Schools will reopen only for teachers and staff members to prepare academic work and implement COVID-19 SOPs.|
|January 18, 2021||Schools will reopen for 9th class to 12th class.|
|January 25, 2021||Schools across Punjab will reopen class 1 to 8.|
|February 1, 2021||All Universities And Colleges Will be Re-Open.|
Therefore, the re-opening of schools for matric and intermediate students from 9th class to 12th class will be on January 18th, 2021, after which the rollout of re-opening for elementary and university students will occur.
The colleges and schools across the country have been in a volatile situation since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020. Schools have remained closed for the majority of the year, with classes being switched to online learning methodologies.
Now, the government is attempting to have students return to school in 2021. According to the official notification, all dates are subjected to regular COVID-19 health status review and updates.
Moreover, all examination boards have decided to hold the 9th class to 12th class board exams in Early May and June 2021, to compensate for the educational loss incurred to students during the closure.
In the meantime, students can continue pursuing their education via online learning. We provide the best e-learning solutions for matric and intermediate students, from 9th class to 12th class. This includes five-year solved past papers, book notes, and video lectures, for educational boards across the country.
Stay tuned for the latest updates regarding the status of schools and colleges in Pakistan during the COVID-19 situation.