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Senior students return to schools across Pakistan after Covid-19 break

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The schools in Pakistan resumed classes for senior students from Monday amid strict adherence to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) protocol mandated by the federal government.

The classes have only resumed for students of Grade 9 to 12.

The federal education ministry and provinces allowed schools to reopen in phases to monitor the spread of the virus.

Schools and colleges have remained shut since November 26 in the light of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood sent his best wishes to students of classes 9 to 12, as well as O and A level students, who are starting school from today.

“Tomorrow classes 9 to 12, O and A level go back to school/ college. Wish them the very best,” the minister wrote. “Their future is our main priority.”

On Friday, January 16, the minister had held a high-level meeting at the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) to review the decision to reopen educational institutions amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Primary schools and colleges will be open for regular classes from February 1.

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