It has been urged by the Chairman of the All Sindh Private Schools and Colleges Association that educational institutions be reopened on Monday with fully vaccinated staffs, after the decision by the Government of Sindh to extend the closure of educational establishments.
Chairperson Haider Ali emphasized that despite the increase in coronavirus infections, educational institutions should be allowed to resume regular courses with at least half of the students present, fully vaccinated staff, and full compliance with standard operating protocols (SOPs).
He went on to say that 600,000 pupils have already dropped out of government schools in the middle of their studies, and 700,000 students have dropped out of private institutions.
At government schools, 95 percent of the vaccination procedure has been completed, while 80 percent of the process has been done at private schools, according to the Chairman. He stressed that the government must reopen the institutions on August 23 with staff that has been immunized to 100 percent.
Murad Ali Shah, the provincial Chief Minister, announced yesterday that the reopening of schools has been postponed until August 30 due to an increase in the incidence of coronavirus infections. He also recommended teachers and parents to get vaccinated in the meanwhile.
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