Federal Minister of Education has issued a statement saying that Govt is seriously considering all options for opening Universities. He said that we are planning to open Universities after 15 July. He said that SOPs are being prepared and soon we will come with a final decision. He said that all stakeholders, provincial governments, and the health department etc will be taken in confidence before we make and apply any decision.

Shafqat Mehmood interviews and statement about opening universities

Shafqat Mehmood Hints opening Universities after 15 July

Ministery of Education is fully aware of the damage done to the study of the students due to closing the educational institutions. He added that keeping the Universities closed for long will also bring other issues.
The minister said the safety of the students comes first. The students will have to strictly follow SOPs if they are allowed to take classes. Ministery of Education has directed HEC chairman to take necessary measures to negotiate with all stakeholders. HEC will call a special online meeting of all Universities VCs on the issue.

It is hoped that Universities might open in July. Anyhow a final decision will be made after consultation with all stakeholders.

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