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Punjab Schools to Open from Jan 18, Universities from Feb 1: Minister

Amid the second wave of coronavirus, the Punjab government has decided to open educational institutions in phases from Jan 18.

According to provincial education minister Murad Raas, the government has decided to open schools and universities in three phases. In the first phase, the school will resume classes for students of matric and intermediate. In the second phase, the classes will resume for all students till 8th grade on Jan 25.

n the third phase, the government will reopen universities on Feb 1. The minister said the educational institutions “will have 50 per cent students on alternate days as before”.

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood had announced in November that all schools across the country will close down from 26th to January 10, 2021, to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Before this, the schools remained closed from March till September amid the first wave of coronavirus. But due to an increase in the infections in the students, the schools were shut down again.

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