Lahore, 17th November: A province in Pakistan has decided to give winter holidays of three months amid the second wave of coronavirus in the country.
Baaghi TV: According to reports for ARY News, the Balochistan government has decided closure of educational institutions from December 1 for three-months.
Balochistan Education Minister Yar Mohammad Rind said in a statement that educational institutions will remain closed for three months in cold areas, whereas, the examinations will be conducted before the commencement of vacations.
Gilgit-Baltistan director schools had said that most of the educational institutions were used as polling stations and a large number of people visited the schools during the recent elections in the province. He said that the government has taken the decision to disinfect the educational institutions.
All precautionary measures will be taken to avoid the spread of coronavirus by carrying out disinfection, and using the spray, said the education officer, adding that the schools will be reopened on November 24 across the province.
On the other hand, Provincial Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that the decision of the steering committee does not include winter vacations in the schedule so winter vacations are not likely at present but it will be discussed further in the NCOC meeting at the end of November.
However, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood chaired a session at National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) yesterday where it was decided that the decision regarding the closure of schools across the country will be deferred in the next week’s meeting.
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