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Schools, colleges to remain open throughout winters, decides IPEMC

Schools, colleges to remain open throughout winters, decides IPEMC
November 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) took final decision that the schools and colleges will remain open throughout winters as per schedule, the Federal Ministry of Education announced on Thursday.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood chaired IPEMC meeting to decide the fate of educational institutions across the country.

"The meeting decided that there won’t be any winter vacations for Pakistani students this year. It also decided that schools and colleges will remain open throughout winters as per schedule."

“Students have suffered huge educational loss this year due to the coronavirus lockdown and they can’t afford vacations,” the ministers agreed.

Shafqat Mahmood said that the coronavirus situation in the country was not grave enough to shut down schools and colleges yet. He did, however, warn that there will be no compromise on the health of students.

The meeting added that they will, however, discuss the fate of schools in northern areas because of the harsh weather conditions.