Govt vows action against Karachi’s reopening private schools

Students wear masks as they go to school amid heavy smog conditions in Lahore on November 14, 2019. (Photo by Arif ALI / AFP)

Karachi (HRNW) Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani ordered strict action against schools that had reopened. He directed officials to submit a report on the schools that had reopened and the action taken against them.

We will not allow anyone to play with the lives of our children or challenge the government’s writ, he warned, adding that schools that reopened on Monday will have their registrations cancelled.

The government reopened most businesses across the country, with the exception of wedding halls and schools, on August 10 as it ended its four-month coronavirus lockdown.

Some private schools in Karachi reopened on Monday after an announcement by the Private Schools Association rejecting the government’s September 15 reopening date.

The association said schools across the city would follow anti-coronavirus measures strictly to ensure students don’t contract the virus. If schools stay closed any longer, the education year will be wasted, it argued.

All businesses but schools are open, the association said.

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