The Punjab government, led by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), has declared not to extend winter vacations in the province’s public and private educational institutions.
In this regard, Punjab’s Education Minister, Dr. Murad Raas, has stated that all public and private schools that were closed until January 6, 2022, due to winter vacations will reopen on January 7, 2022, as planned.
He welcomed all students and teachers back to school and recommended they follow the Coronavirus SOPs issued by the provincial government to avoid contracting the Omicron variant, which is spreading across the country.
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.
It should be noted that the Punjab government declared on December 21, 2021, that winter vacations in the 36 districts would be observed in two phases. Winter vacation was observed in 24 districts’ schools from 23 December 2021 to 6 January 2022 under the first phase.
These districts’ schools will reopen on January 7, 2022:
- Mandi Bahauddin
- Nankana Sahib
- Toba Tek Singh
In the meantime, winter vacation will be observed in the remaining 12 school districts from January 3 to 13, 2022. The following districts’ schools will reopen on January 14, 2022:
- Raheem Yar Khan
- Dera Ghazi Khan