ISLAMABAD : Secondary schools in Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir reopened Wednesday after nearly six months.
However, in Sindh, the secondary schools will start from September 28.
According to SOPs issued by the government, masks have been made mandatory for all teachers and students, while educational institutions are required to ensure the availability of sensitizers at their entrances.
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood had on Tuesday evening formally announced the decision to start secondary classes in schools.
He, however, said that the Sindh government had decided to further review the COVID-19 situation during this week and resume on-campus classes for six to eight graders from September 28.
Earlier, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) had allowed reopening of secondary schools across the country from September 23.