The Government of Punjab will not extend Winter Vacations in the province and all educational institutions that had been closed for the winter holidays till 6 January 2022 will be reopening from tomorrow (7 January 2022).
The announcement was made by Punjab Education Minister Dr Murad Raas on Twitter. “All schools of Punjab that had winter vacation till January 6th will open tomorrow.” said the Education Minister in his Tweet.
ANNOUNCEMENT— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) January 6, 2022
All schools of Punjab that had winter vacation till January 6th, 2022 will open tomorrow January 7th, 2022. We welcome our students and teachers back to school. Please follow COVID SOPs issued by the government.
The Education Minister welcomed all students and teachers back to schools and urged everyone to follow COVID-19 SOPs issued by the Government.
It is pertinent to mention that the Government of Punjab on 21 December 2021 had announced that Winter Vacations in the 36 Districts of Punjab would be observed in two separate phases. In the first phase, the Punjab Government had announced Winter Holidays from 23 December 2021 to 6 January 2022 in 24 Districts that were experiencing particularly high levels of smog.
These districts included Kasur, Sialkot, Narowal, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Pakpattan, Sheikhupura, Okara, Vehari, Khanewal, Lahore, Khushab, Hafizabad, Multan, Lodhran, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Nankana Sahib and Jhang.
Meanwhile, the remaining 12 Districts in Punjab were to observe Winter Vacations from 3 January 2022 to 13 January 2022. These districts included Jhelum, Mianwali, Attock, Muzaffargarh, Chakwal, Bhakkar, Rawalpindi, Rajanpur, Layyah, Rahim Yar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Chiniot.
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