Sharmila calls for promoting students from class 1 to 11 due to plague
KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party leader Ms Sharmila Farooqui on Sunday suggested the Sindh government that all students of the government and private schools from class 1 to 11 should be promoted to the next classes without examination due to alarming spread of coronavirus disease in the country as the immune system of the children up to 11th class is weak as per medical sciences and virus could stay for three to four months or beyond.
“Some foreign countries have taken such decisions as a relief to the students, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has also taken such decision and has directed its Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to promote all students of classes 1 to 11 to the next classes in view of the situation due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. In South Korea, new academic year has been started online while China has also started online classes in some states,” she said in a statement.
Sharmila said to make such decisions, a meeting of all stakeholders, including education ministry, private schools and related bureaucrats, should be held to discuss the education issue of children due to Covid-19 and all government and private schools be ordered to promote the children from 1 to 11 class. – PPI