Punjab Education Minister Dr Murad Raas clarified that classes 10th and 12th are only opened in all districts of Punjab from May 31 (today).
In a tweet, Dr Murad Raas said, “It will be staggered with 50 percent students on one day and 50% on the alternate day. No other classes to be allowed till June 7th, 2021. Follow SOPs.”
Punjab School Education Minister Murad Raas on Friday urged teachers in Lahore to get vaccinated, saying schools in the province would be reopened from June 7.
He was speaking to the media alongside Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid after inaugurating the first dedicated ‘Vaccination Centre for Teachers’ at the Government Pilot Higher Secondary School located on Wahdat Road in Lahore.
Raas said the vaccination centre would inoculate the teaching and non-teaching staff of both public and private schools, noting that there were 16,000 teachers and 4,000 non-teaching staff in Lahore.
“I request all teachers of public and private schools and non-teaching staff to get vaccinated before June 7 because we are going to open schools on June 7,” the minister said, adding that the provincial government would open similar vaccination centres in the nine divisional headquarters in order to inoculate the maximum number of teachers.