Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood announced the holidays in educational institutions in whole the country

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) In light of the large number of corona virus cases particularly in educational institutions, the federal government has decided to holidays in educational institutions across the country as of 26 November. During this period, however, home-based education will continue. Under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Asad Umar, a review meeting of the NCOC was held on Monday, in which in addition to Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mahmood, provincial representatives engaged via video link.

The meeting was advised that the highest number of corona virus in Pakistan is 7.46%. The positive rate in Azad Kashmir was 11.45% and it was 7.73% in Balochistan. The positive rate in Gilgit was reported to be 5.23 percent. It was 8.09% in Islamabad. It was announced that 9.85 percent is the optimistic rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was 3.95% in Punjab and 9.63% in Sindh.

It has been recorded that most of the Corona cases in Punjab are in Rawalpindi, Multan, Lahore and Faisalabad, although there are more Corona cases in Karachi and Hyderabad in Sindh. Peshawar, Abbottabad and Swat are more affected than Corona in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There are also more instances of Corona Virus in Islamabad, Gilgit and Mirpur.

2155 corona virus patients have been admitted to hospitals, according to the NCOC. The number of patients with corona virus disease doubled within two weeks. On a daily basis, 35 patients have died since last week. According to the NCOC, the number of cases of the corona virus in educational institutions has risen dramatically. This week, educational institutions rose by 3.3 percent. The NCOC said that the average positive case rate in educational establishments has risen by 82% in the last two weeks. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has a 9.85% positive case rate.

According to the NCOC, the final recommendations will be formulated and sent to the National Coordinating Committee after discussion with all the stakeholders. It was proposed in the conference, according to reports, that students could not be advanced without a review. It was determined, according to sources, that vocational training facilities must remain open.

The meeting agreed that from 26 November to 24 December, all educational establishments would be closed. Education from home will continue throughout this month. Teachers are admitted to colleges. Teachers can have homework where online services are not accessible. He said that from December 25 to January 10, there will be winter holidays. Before the reopening of the academy, there will be a summary meeting on 11 January.

He said that in university hostels, one-third of the students will be able to stay. The December exams will be delayed until mid-January. Universities would have the option of naming PhD candidates. A press conference was arranged by Special Health Assistant Dr. Faisal Sultan and Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood in which Faisal Sultan said that Corona’s incidence of positive cases has been more than 7 percent in the last 24 hours.

Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood said the inter-provincial education ministers’ meeting had agreed that as of 26 November,  holidays in educational institutions, schools, colleges, universities, tuition centers in the country, students would not come to educational institutions and would begin their education from home.