Educational institutions to remain closed till 31st May

By Ali Imran

ISLAMABAD: The federal government had announced the closure of all educational institutions in the country till May 31 following the situation emerged after coronavirus outbreak.According to the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, all the public and private schools, colleges, universities, & madaris will be closed for next two months.
The decision to this affect was taken on Thursday by the National Coordination Committee on the recommendations of Inter Provincial Education Ministers video Conference (IPEMC) held on the same day.
The notification further stated that this closure of schools would be treated as summer vacations. As per directions given in the notification, all four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir(AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan(GB) were bound to follow the instructions. The IPEMC meeting was also attended by the Chairman Higher Education Commission(HEC) Dr Tariq Bnuri.
However, Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood in a Tweet said that schools shall reopen in the month of June if the Corona situation improved in the country.