In light of the National Command and Operation Center’s (NCOC) directives, the Sindh government released a new set of rules for educational institutions on Thursday.
The NCOC issued new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for schools across the country on Wednesday, citing an increase in COVID-19 instances.
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The Sindh Education Department has issued a notification for the execution of the NCOC’s guidelines.
“In accordance with the decision of the NCOC meeting held on 19.01.2022, and with the approval of the competent authority, the following decisions have been made for strict compliance throughout the province in all public, private, and allied institutions of Sindh under the administration of this department,” according to the notification.
According to the NCOC’s directives, the administration has opted to keep schools open. For pupils under the age of 12, it mandated that schools hold classes with a 50% occupancy rate. Students aged 12 and up, on the other hand, were allowed to have 100 percent attendance if they followed COVID-19 guidelines to the letter.
Students aged 12 and up must also receive at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccination, according to the notice.
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“This condition will take effect on February 1, 2022, after which no exceptions will be permitted except for medical reasons,” the statement continued.