Only 24pc staff of private schools vaccinated in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD -- Educational institutions in Islamabad will be opened on a staggered basis from Monday as the positivity ratio of Covid-19 cases has significantly dropped in the city, however, so far only 24pc staff of private schools has reportedly been vaccinated.

According to data released by the Ministry of Education on Friday, 76pc teaching and non-teaching staff of private schools is still non-vaccinated. Out of the 23,389 teaching and non-teaching staff members of private schools, only 5,717 are vaccinated.

Sources in the ministry said the response of private schools was not very encouraging and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Peira) will have to play its role to get all staffers vaccinated.

In comparison, 74pc teaching and non-teaching staff of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) which deals with government-run schools and colleges are vaccinated.

The data showed that out of 11,915 teaching and non-teaching staff of FDE-run institutions, 8,802 have been vaccinated.

The FDE also decided that those staffers who will avoid vaccination will face disciplinary action.

When contacted, a spokesperson for Peira, Zafar Yousafzai, said in coming days the...

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