Schools gear up to reopen

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday welcomed students back to schools as educational institutions across the country gear up to reopen on Tuesday after six months.
The premier, through a tweet, said it was “our [the government’s] priority and collective responsibility [of the society] to ensure that every child can go to school safely to learn”.
“We have worked to ensure that school operations are aligned with public health safety rules on #COVID19,” he said.
The federal government last week had announced to reopen in phases the educational institutions across the country from September 15.
According to the plan, in the first phase, students of grade 9 to 12 will start attending their schools on Sept 15, in the second phase grade 6-8 classes will resume on Sept 23 after a review of the Covid-19 situation and the primary sections will be reopened on September 30.