All publications of Ahmed Hassan . کراچی , Pākistān
Pandemic leading to the extend in school vacations
Everyone is sick of this virus which entered in our life like a silent monster and destroyed all the peace and beauty of the society. As we all know that this all started from a city of China and now have become a world wide problem. No one could think of an idea to get rid of this menacing virus. All countries tried their best to make the vaccine of this murderous virus but no one succeeded to stop the lay out of this virus. It had been effecting us and now we are habitual of it. COVID 19 effected the world in the sectors of business, education, import and export etc which leads to destruction of the economy of many countries and also effected the income of people all around the world. People suffers lockdown and got bored as they can't go out and even can't meet their relatives. Some people were also benefitted by this as they made money by doing online work and businesses. But the main sector effected by this virus was the education sector. On 26th of Feb, 2020 the first patient of covid was identified in Pakistan and from then onwards the education sector is trying their best to provide good quality education to the students through online classes and online assignments.
The education sector has faced many hardships at first as the Parents demanded a reduction in the school fee as the students are not getting that quality education that they got when they attended the physical classes. Some schools admitted this request and gave a discount of 20% in the fee but some of the schools didn’t pay attention to this request and the private schools management requested to open the schools due to the loss of student education. The schools were opened by the permission of federal ministry but only for a month or two and then were closed due to the sudden increase in the corona cases. The Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood announced in his last confrence that grade 9,10 and 11 will be opened by the 18th of Jan, 2021 and grade 1 to 8 will be opened by the 25th of Jan, 2021. But now in his today’s conference on 15th of Jan he changed some of his decisions due to the sudden increase in cases as 3097 cases were reported in a day all over Pakistan. So the decision by Shafqat Mehmood in today’s conference was that grade 9, 10 and 11 will be opened by the 18th of Jan,2021 and this decision was retained but he changed the decision that he took in the last conference that grade 1 to 8 will be opened by the 25th of Jan,2021 which he changed to the 1st of Feb,2021 and extended 6 days. More over he also mentioned that he will again observe the situation of corona and then he will give his final decision. He also said that “I want to open schools but I can’t risk the life of students for education”.
In my opinion this is a very wise decision to close the schools and open them when the situation is in control. All the schools should give online classes to the students so they will be in practice. The third thing that I want to mention is that all the people must follow the SOP’s and not take this lightly as it can cost them. I also want to thank all the doctors who are risking their life to save us. I hope that this article will be helpful for you to understand the current situation of corona virus and I pray from my heart that we all will succeed in this mission to eradicate corona from this world.