Punjab Announces Early Summer Holidays for Schools

Punjab Education Minister Rana Sikandar Hayat has announced early summer holidays for all public and private schools due to the prevailing heatwave. The holidays will begin on May 25 and will continue until May 31st.

The decision to start early summer holidays received overwhelming support from parents. According to details, 96% of the parents supported the government’s decision to protect children from the severe heat wave.

In a video message, Rana Sikandar Hayat underscored the importance of prioritizing student health and safety amid the ongoing heat wave. He also highlighted that 96% of parents advocated for starting the summer vacation this week.

“The wellbeing of our students is our top priority. Given the extreme temperatures, it is crucial to take preventive measures to ensure their safety,” he stated. 

Schools conducting exams have been granted conditional permission to remain open for exams only, if they take necessary precautions.

Here is the notification regarding the early holidays.

Earlier, the Punjab government had announced summer vacations from June 1 to August 14 due to the severe heat wave.

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  • Great to see that at leat one province is responding quickly to changing weather quickly and promptly. It’s too much heat to bear by young children.All the provinces shall follow suits if they have any brains .

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