From February 16, 2022, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has decided to close all public and private educational facilities in the province with a Coronavirus vaccination percentage of less than 99 percent among pupils.
Despite the rising COVID-19, KP’s Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Shahram Khan Tarakai, wrote on Twitter that the province government has opted not to close educational facilities.
The educational process will continue unabated. All schools and institutions must ensure that children aged 12 and up get vaccinated against the Coronavirus as soon as possible.
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In this context, the provincial Education Department, in collaboration with the Health Department, will undertake a COVID-19 immunisation programme for students in public and private schools and colleges throughout the province.
The special immunisation programme will begin on February 1, 2022, and will last through February 15, 2022. From February 16, 2022, all public and private educational institutions that fail to vaccinate 99 percent of their students during the campaign will be closed.
The Minister went on to say that the province government’s decision was made in accordance with the National Command and Operation Center’s standards (NCOC).