Provincial education ministers oppose closure of schools in IPEMC meeting

Dunya News

Provincial ministers apprised the forum about the latest coronavirus situation

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Provincial education ministers have opposed closure of educational institutions during a meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers  Conference (IPEMC) convened after a surge in coronavirus cases in the country.

As per details, the meeting under the chair of Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has failed to reach a decision regarding the early and extended winter vacations in the educational institutions. IPEMC would again meet on November 23 to again review the situation of coronavirus.

According to the statement, provincial ministers apprised the forum about the latest coronavirus situation and the impact on the education sector in their regions but no final decision was taken about the vacations and closure of schools.

Apart from the education ministers, the meeting was also attended by officials of health ministries and the National Command and Operations Centre.

Earlier, following the alarming surge in number of coronavirus cases in the educational institutions an emergency meeting of Inter Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) was summoned today.