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Federal government to vaccinate teachers on fast track

The federal government has decided to vaccinate teachers on fast track. The federal government has decided to support education sector through targetted vaccination of its teaching and support staff.

This decision has been taken in consultation with NCOC to ensure elimination of disruption in education sector and reduce learning losses. It will also be mandatory for the examination and invigilation staff in the coming board exams to get themselves vaccinated before the commencement of examinations.

The federal ministry of education is approaching NCOC to assist respective provincial and area governments for speedy vaccination of teaching and support staff, necessary letters have been written to all Chief Secretaries for swift implementation.

The intended deadline to get the education sector vaccinated as per govt laid down policy is 5th june 2021.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said, “NCOC has allowed holding of professional exams/tests etc. Please apply to Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Islamabad with details of exam centres, number of students and SOPs to be followed. If all arrangements are satisfactory permission will be given promptly.”

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