Schools across Pakistan have been allowed to resume normal classes from Oct. 11 (Monday).
The decision was made by The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) during a meeting held on Thursday, where the forum agreed to reopen educational institutions based on the reduced level of disease spread and the launch of the school vaccination programme.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has shared the decision in a tweet as well.
Based on the reduced level of disease spread and the launch of the school vaccination program, it has been decided in today's NCOC meeting to allow all educational institutions to start normal classes from Monday the 11th of October.— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 7, 2021
Educational institutions were earlier operating on 50% capacity across the country after reopening amid the prevalence of COVID-19.
Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan on Friday urged parents to get their school-going children vaccinated,
He announced that it was mandatory for students aged 12 and above to get fully vaccinated by the end of November.
Special Assistant to PM, Dr. Faisal Sultan while addressing the media in Islamabad, said that the risk of the corona epidemic has not been averted yet, more than 60 million people have been vaccinated partially or completely, corona vaccine has raised the age limit to 12 years, corona vaccination is a good practice in the country. Since then, the Ministry of Education has taken other measures, including tele-schools, affecting the teaching process of children in the Corona epidemic.
Dr. Faisal Sultan said that corona vaccination is safe, people are urged to vaccinate children without any hesitation, do not pay attention to false news about corona vaccination, vaccination will help stop the spread of corona epidemic.