Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Sunday announced that schools in the province will not open from Monday.
The minister said that the steering committee will hold a meeting in the next few days to determine when schools and other educational institutions will be reopened.
The minister said schools and other educational institutions were not closed till June 7. “These will remain closed till further orders aren’t issued,” he said.
Ghani revealed that the steering committee will also finalise the examination schedule.
Earlier this week, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) had issued instructions to keep all educational institutions in the province closed till June 7.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah while talking to media today said that education institutions will be opened after all teachers have been vaccinated.
He said this after visiting the Expo Centre vaccination facility in Karachi.
Shah said that COVID-19 SOPs and lockdowns across the province will be relaxed after a significant number of people are vaccinated. Furthermore, he also asked people to cooperate in the vaccination drive.
“I request everyone to cooperate,” he said. “We have to vaccinate three million people.”
Murad said that Sindh will stop the salaries of government employees who refuse to get vaccinated.