KARACHI: Social media has shown anger over the decision of closure in Sindh due to corona virus spread. People across the province posting and sharing thousands of posts condemning the decision of closure of schools by Sindh government due to corona virus worsening situation. Lashing out at the Sindh government, the All Private Schools Management Association Sindh (APSMAS) has also voiced its concern over extension in the closure of educational institutions in the province,
In view of the ongoing surge in COVID-19 positive cases, the government on Friday announced that the educational institutions would stay closed in the province till August 30.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in a statement, had said schools would not be reopened on August 23, and teachers, staff and parents should be vaccinated during this week.
“It has been decided to reopen universities, colleges and schools after 10 days. They would be opened on August 30,” he had said.
Later, in an emergency meeting chaired by APSMAS Chairman Syed Tariq Shah expressed concerns over the announcement.
He said, “If the government does not restore education on August 23, the private education sector would shift the education system to outdoor schooling. Today, the APSMAS is announcing a Taleem Bachao Tehreek (Movement to Rescue Education) across the province.”
Parents, teachers, students, social political and religious organizations are demanding opening of schools from August 03.