Staff returns to schools in K-P by 15th July

The education department and schools in the province will reopen for administrative staff and teachers from July 15

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government decided to allow schools to reopen following approval from the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC).

Employees of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) and staff of schools will be asked to ensure that cleanliness and anti-coronavirus measures are implemented.

K-P Education Secretary Nadeem Aslam said that the schools have been closed for the past four months. Hence, he said, it was important to clean out their water tanks as well as taking other measures to prevent the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from spreading before schools reopen for students from September 15.

Aslam added that the ministry has decided to devise rules of business for individual districts in light of the varying intensity of Covid-19 in the province.

The districts with few cases will be directed to ensure full attendance of students from the very first day of reopening. However, in the districts with a high number of cases, students will attend schools on only some days.