Punjab announces winter vacations from Dec 23
December 18, 2021 06:55 AM
The Punjab government Friday announced winter vacations at schools from December 23 to January 6, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Punjab education minister Dr Murad Raas announced the decision on Twitter.
“All Public & Private Schools of Punjab to remain closed for winter vacation starting December 23rd, 2021 to January 6th, 2022. Please get vaccinated and follow SOPs issued by the government,” he wrote.
The decision came a day after Lahore High Court during hearing a case regarding smog in Punjab had warned Punjab government to close the schools by December 20 or otherwise LHC would pass a verdict in this regard.
However, the Punjab government has decided to shut the schools from Dec 23 allowing tow more educational days in the week.
Meanwhile, NCOC has decided that winter vacations at schools in the country will start from January 3.
However, the decision to announce vacations has been left up to the provincial governments in the areas where there is extreme cold and fog
Reporter: Junaid Riaz