KARACHI: The Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions Sindh (DIRPIS) has given private schools permission to open their offices to collect fees and pay salaries amid the ongoing lockdown.
A notification issued by DIRPIS director-general Dr Mansoob Siddiqui on Thursday has permitted schools to open their offices for administrative operations such as the collection of fees and payment of salaries, while other activities are to remain suspended.
School administrations have been instructed to pay special attention to maintaining hygiene and social distancing to avoid the spread of coronavirus. They have also been asked to make sanitisers and surgical masks available.
Furthermore, not more than three people can gather in an administration office, while schools cannot call any student to the premises, according to the notification.
Any schools violating these guidelines face the cancellation of their registration.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2020.