Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, the Islamabad administration has extended the closure of government educational institutions in the federal capital until June 6.
In this regard, a notification has also been issued.
The decision was made after the NCOC declared yesterday that educational institutions in cities with a Covid-19 positivity ratio of more than 5% will be closed.
In the federal capital, the Covid positivity ratio is currently at 6%.
According to the notification, the final decision on the reopening of schools in Islamabad will be made on June 6.
Separately, in another education-related development, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced on Thursday that teachers would be inoculated against COVID-19 as a matter of priority.
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood declared earlier today on his official Twitter account that exams will now be held in Pakistan.
The National Command Operation Center (NCOC) has approved the conducting of professional exams/tests, among other things,” he had written, instructing educational institutions to contact the federal education secretary with information on exam centers, student numbers, and SOPs to obey to obtain permission to perform exams.