Through a public notification, the schedule for summer vacations has been announced by the Punjab government’s education department.
It has been revealed that vacations will begin from 1st June this year. School timings have also been changed for the remaining days until the vacations.
The change in timings and the new summer vacation schedule are a consequence of the “dry and hot” predictions by the weather department. The notification is applicable to all private and public schools, colleges and universities.
The administration has clearly announced that there will be no summer camps during the summer vacations in any educational institutes in Punjab. Any violations will result in the cancellation of the school’s license.
Summer vacations will begin on 1st June and will last until the 14th of August 2017. Holy month of Ramadan will commence in the last week of May making it more difficult for educational institutes to continue considering the summer heat. School timings were re-set based on the shift and type of school.
Schedule for winter vacations has also been announced for hilly areas of Punjab. Educational institutes will remain closed starting December 20th to March 4th. Cooler areas, like Murree and Kotli Satian, will get summer vacations from July 16 to July 29.
The education department has warned private schools from taking any advance fee for the whole vacations.
Schools which violate any of the above notifications will risk having their registration cancelled.
The weather is already very hot in some areas of the country. Yesterday, Sindh government announced holidays due to the severity of the summer heat.