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Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood will chair a meeting of health and education ministers today to review the latest situation of the coronavirus in the country before the reopening of schools.

Education and Health Ministers of all provinces and federation will meet on Friday to review the health situation before students start going to schools.

“While I desperately want education to continue the final decision will be on health grounds. Students well being will always be a priority,” he wrote in a tweet.

On January 4, Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC), chaired by Mahmood, announced to start reopen educational institutions in phases from 18th.

As per decisions, grade 9-12 will resume classes on January 18, while primary to grade 8 will hold classes from January 25. All universities will also reopen from February 01.

All board examinations will take place in May and June.