The case of reopening or remaining in a position of standstill closure has got heated since last month and Sindh has been the ground zero for it. Be it reduction in fee or reopening of schools, both cases are being heard in Sindh High Court (SHC). On the other end, Private Schools Association has announced to reopen schools from 15th June. The classes from 6 to 10 will be resumed in a phase wise model as per the SOPs of covid-19. Phase II will be initiated from 1st July in which classes from 3 to 5 shall resume. Likewise, last and final phase will be implemented from 15th July by resuming the academic activities of class 1 and 2 respectively.
Chairman of Private Schools Association said that all schools have been advised to clearly adhere to the SOPs and implementation of those shall be monitored on strict parameters. Safety of students and staff is the first priority and it will be assured by the association, said the Chairman. Association is of the view that closure will not only disturb the financial position of schools but is continuously damaging the youth as approximately 50 million children are sitting in home. Lastly, Sindh government has been pressurized by the association to immediately announce the reopening of schools as students, teachers, support staff, van drivers, book sellers, stationers, canteen owners, and publishers are left in dismal economic condition owing to the lockdown.