Govt likely to announce Winter Holidays soon

Lahore, 4th November: Punjab Government is likely to announce winter holidays from the second week of November.

According to the report of Baaghi TV, Punjab government is planning to give winters vacations in all schools of the province from the second week of November.

After the rising cases of COVID-19 and smog in the province, the decision is under consideration. As per details, a meeting was held in Lahore to review the situation after the spike in coronavirus cases and decide about the closure of schools and winter vacations.

The federal government has recommended provinces to give winter vacations in the month of November instead of December.

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas said on Sunday that there was nothing alarming as they have witnessed a slight surge in virus cases during COVID-19 testing at schools in the province.

The federal government has called a meeting of all provincial education ministers on Thursday, November 5, to discuss the possibility of school closures and winter vacations.

Shafqat Mahmood, the Federal Education Minister, tweeted a couple of days ago about the rumours of schools closure:

He wrote, “Rumours again afloat regarding school closures. It is again clarified that educational institutions are NOT being closed. We will continue to monitor the situation as the health of the students, teachers and staff is very important but at the moment no such decision has been made.”

As per sources, the final decision regarding the closure of schools in Punjab will be taken by the Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in two to three days.

Stay connected to Baaghi TV for further updates in this regard!

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