The new academic session in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) will commence on 12 July, as announced by the Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Shahram Tarakai, today.
He tweeted that the new academic year 2021-22 will commence from 12 July because of the pandemic situation.
“In the first 5 days after the opening of the school, academic textbooks will be provided to students. The enrollment process will also be completed in the first week. School timings shall remain 7-10 am,” he stated.
He also shared a notification dated 7 July in this regard.
By dint of covid-19,the new academic year 2021-22 shall commence from 12 July. In the first 5 days after the opening of the school,academic textbooks will be provided to students.The enrollment process will also be completed in the first week. School timings shall remain:7-10am. pic.twitter.com/J80POQloTF
— Shahram Khan Tarakai (@ShahramKTarakai) July 9, 2021
Minister Tarakai had announced at a press conference on Tuesday that a province-wide campaign would be launched to enroll the maximum number of students in the government schools.
“We can’t say anything when the fourth wave of coronavirus is going to start, so we are making all efforts to utilize the available time and will not close schools for the summer vacation,” he clarified.
He added that the board examinations for classes 10 and 12 will start on July 10 “by all means in the larger interest of the students,” and that the candidates for both the Matriculation and Intermediate examinations will only be tested in the electives.
Minister Tarakai stated that the examinations will be held in two phases.
“The examinations for 10th and 12th grades will be conducted in the first phase, which is slated to begin on July 10. And once those exams are held successfully, the examinations for 9th and 11th grades will be conducted soon after Eidul Azha,” he said.
The summer break had been scheduled from 1 to 12 July but the examinations will start on 10 July.
The minister said that 80 percent of the teachers have been administered the coronavirus vaccine, and only the vaccinated teachers will be allowed to perform duties in examinations.