People gather to receive their coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine doses, at a vaccination centre in Karachi, Pakistan April 28, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Sindh's private school staff directed to get vaccinated within a week

Directorate says teaching, non-teaching staff can get registered by sending SMS to 1166

Our Correspondent June 01, 2021

The staffers working at Sindh's privately-owned schools were directed on Tuesday to get vaccinated within a week's time in view of fresh directives from the provincial government.

"As per [the] directives issued by the Government of Sindh, the staff working (teaching & non-teaching) in privately managed schools in Sindh are hereby directed to get themselves vaccinated within a week's time through sending SMS to 1166," read the communique released by the directorate today.

"The employees who have already gotten vaccinated should provide a copy of vaccination card to their respective heads of the institutions," it added.

On May 29, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) made Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for educational staff in order to ensure the safe continuation of the education sector.

On May 27, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) directed all Area Education Officers (AEOs) to ensure the vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff of educational institutions in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in their respective areas.

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According to a notification issued by FDE, it was stated that the NCOC had informed that vaccination of all teaching and non-teaching staff will have to be ensured and compliance is needed in this regard.

It was further notified that if not done already, everyone must immediately register for the vaccination by sending their CNIC number through SMS to 1166. All heads of institutions shall be responsible for the implementation and timely provision of data to the respective Area Education Office, the notification maintained.

A copy of the notification available with The Express Tribune

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