According to a recent poll, the majority of Pakistanis are pleased with the reopening of schools in their communities following protracted holidays due to the epidemic.
More than half of respondents (61%) agree with the government’s decision to reopen schools in their own towns, according to an IPSOS poll conducted between 27 January and 2 February. Only 17% disagreed with the decision.
With a sample size of 1,064 people, opinions were sought from respondents of various genders from across the four provinces, as well as the urban-rural and socioeconomic divides.
The decision was approved by 66 percent of males and 52 percent of females.
According to a province-by-province breakdown, 68 percent of Sindh respondents supported the proposal, while 16 percent opposed it.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 61% of respondents were pleased, while 20% thought it was hazardous for schools to reopen.
Punjabi respondents shared this sentiment, with over 60% supporting the decision and 17% opposing it.
In Balochistan, 41% of respondents agreed of the proposal, while 11% objected.
According to the survey, 62 percent of respondents in urban regions approved, while 57 percent in rural areas opposed the concept of reopening schools.