It’s back to schools in Punjab today
The minister said he welcomes all the teachers and students who are coming back to the schools.
Murad Raas urged the teachers and students to ensure implementation of the SOPs announced by the government keeping in view the coronavirus pandemic.
ANNOUNCEMENT— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) January 6, 2022
All schools of Punjab that had winter vacation till January 6th, 2022 will open tomorrow January 7th, 2022. We welcome our students and teachers back to school. Please follow COVID SOPs issued by the government.
The schools that have been closed on December 24, 2021 will remain closed until Friday, January 7. Adding the three-day weekend, the schools will officially reopen on Tuesday, January 11 while the students will get online classes on Monday, January 10, 2022 as per the previous practice.
Earlier, the government pondered to extend the winter vacations till January 13 in wake of a severe wave of cold and ongoing spell of the rainy season.
However, the government decided against the proposal as the current spread of Omicron in the country may again lead to further closure of educational institutes most likely in February when, according to the NCOC estimates, the fifth wave of coronavirus in the country may reach its peak.
Reporter Akmal Soomro