The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued a notification about the schedule for the winter break in the educational institutes. It also states that academic activities will be shifted online following the closure of the institutes due to resurging coronavirus cases.
According to the official notification, winter vacation in the province will be from 24 December to 10 January 2021, and this schedule applies to both public and private educational institutes in both the summer and winter zones. The official decision regarding the extension of the break will be taken in the first week of January.
In the meantime, the educational institutes will officially remain closed from 26 November to 23 December due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, and academic activities will continue online.
Teachers and staff members will continue to attend the institutes in person to facilitate distance learning via online lessons and the provision of homework and assignments.
The government has also encouraged students to use the academic resources available on the Learning Management System (LMS) that it has developed.
Institutes that do not have the resources to impart online education have been allowed to call students to academic facilities on a grade basis only to assign homework and assignments, distribute learning material, and provide teaching assistance feedback guidance to facilitate distance learning.
The government has directed all such institutions to ensure that students in all the grades are called to the academic facilities once a week on alternate days until 23 December.
The weightage of the homework and assignments will be added to the students’ overall grades at the end of the academic year.
Moreover, all the internal examinations that were originally scheduled to be held in December have been rescheduled for January 2021.