On Monday, while addressing a ceremony in the provincial capital the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood said that the decision to close schools is “very difficult” and a detailed review of the coronavirus situation would be taken on March 24. The minister also spoke about the demerits of online education in his speech.
“The ministry of education wants that the educational institutions should remain open and we took a number of steps during COVID-19.”
Shafqat Mehmood said there’s a difference between in-person and online learning and closing schools is a very difficult decision.
The federal minister said earlier on monday that all education and health ministers will hold a meeting on Wednesday and take decisions regarding the reopening or further closure of educational institutions in the country amid the rising number of coronavirus cases.
He also cleared the people in his tweet that the third wave of COVID-19 is serious and it needs careful review
Taking to his Twitter account, the minister reminded the masses that the third wave of the coronavirus is serious, therefore, it requires careful review.
“All education/health ministers will meet Wednesday, March 24, at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to take a decision regarding opening or further closure of educational institutions,” the minister wrote.
“The health of students, teachers, and staff is of primary consideration.”