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COVID-19; Educational institutes in Sindh to remain closed

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Sindh Minister for Education and Labor Saeed Ghani has said that they cannot take the risk of opening educational institutions at present.

We are well aware of the fact that private educational institutions are facing severe financial crisis due to non-payment of fees. Children from 1st to 8th class have been promoted to the next level while students from 9th to 12th have been promoted.

However, amendments are to be made in the law in this regard, which is being worked on. We are not in a position to give a final date for the opening of educational institutions at this time.

However, a final decision in this regard will be taken at the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Education Department. He expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation led by Fr. Saleh Diego Vice Chairman of the Catholic Board of Education Karachi at his office here on Friday.

Member Sindh Assembly Naveed Anthony was also present on the occasion.  Anthony D”Silva, Shameem Khurshif, Afzal Jacob, Lenny Dias and Miss Rita Charles and others.

On the occasion, Father Saleh Diego praised the Minister of Education for his steps towards education in the aftermath of the Corona virus. He said that we all want more people not to be infected with the virus. For this, it is now necessary to maintain social distance.

Father Saleh said that the schools run by the Catholic Board of Education of Karachi are following all the government directives. He said that the virus of educational institutions Due to the closure, the institutions run by the board are also facing financial crisis.

Therefore, the Sindh or the federal government should not only provide financial assistance to these educational institutions but also pay fees to the parents of the students studying in these educational institutions.

“We understand that there is a risk of the virus spreading to children by opening educational institutions at the moment, but if such SOPs are set up, each class should be held at least once a week instead of daily,” he said.

I can open twice a day because parents have to pay a fee until the child comes to school. I will not be serious. On the occasion, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that we are well aware of the fact that private educational institutions are facing severe financial crisis due to non-payment of fees and that is why we have repeatedly appealed to parents to take care of their children compulsory submission of fees.

Saeed Ghani said that we cannot take the risk of opening educational institutions at this time. Even if the school administration has implemented SOPs, the children come in school vans.

There is no implementation of SOPs. Will be He said that Sindh government is not in a position to provide interest free loans and financial assistance to private educational institutions but the federation can do so if it wants.

Saeed Ghani further said that children from class I to VIII have been promoted to the next level while students from class IX to XII have been promoted. However, amendments are to be made in the law in this regard. is being done.

He said that at present we are not in a position to give any final date for opening of educational institutions. In this regard, a meeting of the steering committee of the education department will be convened and an announcement will be made in consultation on other issues including the new academic year. Ghani said that the formula for children from class IX to XII has been finalized and everyone will be informed about it soon.

A delegation led by Father Saleh Diego, Vice Chairman, Catholic Education Board of Karachi called on Sindh Education and Labor Minister Saeed Ghani at his office. Member Sindh Assembly Naveed Anthony and others were also present on the occasion.

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