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Winter vacations: Federal govt ratifies proposal for school holidays

NCOC to give the final approval

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 14, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
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Posted: Dec 14, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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The federal and provincial governments have agreed on the winter vacation in schools across Pakistan, said Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday after a key meeting of education ministers in Islamabad. The federal and provincial education ministers met Tuesday evening to mull over several points including moving back the winter vacations from December to January. Sindh and Punjab had earlier announced that winter vacations will begin from December 21. “The agreed proposal was that winter holidays should be from December 25 to January 4,” Shafqat Mahmood tweeted. Federal and provincial secretaries met today. The agreed proposal was that winter holidays should be from Dec 25 to Jan 4. Further notifications will be from the concerned governments— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) December 14, 2021 The education minister further added that notifications will be issued from the respective provincial governments. Sindh and Punjab are expected to issue modified notifications. The National Command and Operation Centre will give the final approval on December 15. The meeting also discussed the following issues, according to a copy of the agenda. Vaccination of children between the ages 12 and 18 years Shifting winter vacations to January 2022 Enforcement of political map in the provincial education setup The government wanted to move the winter break to January to continue the ongoing vaccination drive at schools, colleges, and universities across the country. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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The federal and provincial governments have agreed on the winter vacation in schools across Pakistan, said Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday after a key meeting of education ministers in Islamabad.

The federal and provincial education ministers met Tuesday evening to mull over several points including moving back the winter vacations from December to January.

Sindh and Punjab had earlier announced that winter vacations will begin from December 21.

“The agreed proposal was that winter holidays should be from December 25 to January 4,” Shafqat Mahmood tweeted.

The education minister further added that notifications will be issued from the respective provincial governments.

Sindh and Punjab are expected to issue modified notifications.

The National Command and Operation Centre will give the final approval on December 15.

The meeting also discussed the following issues, according to a copy of the agenda.

  • Vaccination of children between the ages 12 and 18 years
  • Shifting winter vacations to January 2022
  • Enforcement of political map in the provincial education setup

The government wanted to move the winter break to January to continue the ongoing vaccination drive at schools, colleges, and universities across the country.

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