LAHORE: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has clarified that all universities will continue to operate as per guidelines issued by the HEC earlier.

The recent announcement of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training is about resumption of a regular school week of five days a week for urban centres of Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, and Peshawar.

Earlier schools in these cities were restricted to a three-day school week by the NCOC in view of a high prevalence of Covid-19. The NCOC has removed these restrictions following a fresh assessment of the prevailing situation in these cities.

All higher education institutionswill continue academic and research operations in accordance with the relevant instructions.

Health and safety guidelines communicated by the HEC or prescribed by the government should be implemented strictly and will remain effective until and unless modified.

Published in Dawn, February 28th, 2021

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