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Education ministers’ meeting to decide schools closure amid Omicron surge postponed

Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood was to chair the meeting

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Education ministers’ meeting to decide schools’ closure has been postponed.

The meeting under the chair of Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood was to be held on Thursday at 11 am.

According to the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, a meeting of education ministers from across Pakistan scheduled for today to decide on whether schools should stay open or not amid a surge in Omicron cases has been put off for later.

The notification issued from the education ministry said the 34th meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) will be held next week.

However, no reason for the postponement of the meeting was mentioned. 


Other issues to be discussed during the meeting included:

  • Interprovincial consultation for timely provision of quality textbooks in the academic year 2022
  • Interprovincial coordination regarding the timely provision of NOCs for textbooks

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