Punjab and KP government have announced to reopen the educational institutes for students of grades 9 to 12. The public and private schools will resume the physical classes from 19th April 2021 on Mondays and Thursdays. Earlier the meeting of the national command and operation Centre was held in which it had been decided to close the educational institutes due to the rapid upsurge in the number of coronavirus cases. According to the education minister, the classes from grade prep to eight will be resumed on 28th April 2021 while the students of 9th, 10th,11th, and 12th classes have to attend the classes from 19th April 2021.
The announcement was made by the Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas and the minister said that classes will resume in the different districts such as Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, TT Singh, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Gujrat, Sialkot, Multan. Rahim Yar Khan, Sheikhupura and DG Khan. In addition, the Matric Date Sheet 2021 and the Intermediate Date Sheet 2021 were announced for all Punjab boards. The SSC and HSSC exams will take place on May 25, 2021 and July 3, 2021, respectively. Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mahmood has made it clear that the exams for grades 9-12, O and A levels will take place according to the announced schedule.
Pakhtunkhwa Primary and Secondary Education Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai has also announced that grades 9 through 12 will be resumed across the province from April 19, 2021. The minister said there will be strict implementation of SOPs in educational institutions to ensure student safety. The rest of the classes will resume from April 27, 2021. KP Education Department has issued a notice regarding this, announcing that the public and private institutes which include Cadet Colleges, Model Schools, Madaris, Academies and Teaching Centers in the districts of Peshawar, Kohat, Swat, Malakand, Dir Lower, Abbottabad, Haripur , Chitral Upper, Chitral Lower, Mansehra, Dir Upper, Buner, Bajaur, Khyber, Shangla, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi, DI Khan and Bannu will begin classes for grades 9 through 12 from April 19, 2021. There it was also said that the districts where educational institutions have not closed will hold classes according to guidelines issued by the Communist Party government.