As soon as the schools started, all the Sindhi students returned to class


Classes have resumed in all primary and secondary schools across Sindh from Monday (September 26).


From September 15, universities, colleges and schools in the ninth and tenth grades were reopened in phases. On 23rd September (Wednesday), secondary classes started in all parts of Pakistan except Sindh.


The delay in Sindh was due to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases from educational institutions. Earlier in the week, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Saeed Ghani announced that all classes in the province would be reopened, but the implementation of SOPs would be strictly monitored.


Precautionary measures include always wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and proper sanitation. Multiple schools have been using disinfectant sprays to sanitize classrooms.


Teachers, students and staff members are also being tested for favors with a thermal gun at the school entrance.


In a media briefing earlier this week, Gani said all schools that did not follow the SOP would be fined and their licenses could be suspended. The minister said that the officials of the education department would surprise the schools.


He advised parents that students should stop being allowed to travel in vans and buses, and instead parents advised their children to pick up and drop off.


Some schools in the province will be reopened from October 1. Ghani Gani also gave their parents the option to continue their online classes if they felt uncomfortable sending their children to school.


S.O.P. for the school.

On September 4, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmoud and Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health Dr. Faisal Sultan issued a list of all the precautionary measures to be followed.


The instructions are listed below:


The first secondary class will start first after which the primary class will start

The number of students in a class will decrease, which means half the students will attend the session one day and the other half the other day.

Students must wear masks at all times. Dr. Sultan said that it is good to make masks at home but good

Social distance and hand washing should be applied strictly

Sanitizers should be installed in schools and students should be encouraged to use them frequently

Each student attending school individually must be tested for coronavirus within two weeks

Students with low immunity levels should not be sent to school

Students will have lunch inside the class during breaks

Mahmud stressed on the importance of the role of principals and teachers in the implementation of SOP. “The student will be in charge of the school,” he said.


Some schools are closed


On the other hand, schools in flood-hit areas of the province such as Badin, Mirpurkhas, Sanhar, Sujawal and Umerkot failed to resume operations as school buildings were submerged in water.


According to the report, most of the educational institutions in the area were turned into relief camps. There have been other losses during the monsoon rains in the province.


Some students were seen walking through knee-deep rainwater to reach their school.


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