There will be no lunch break
Students in Lahore won’t be getting any more lunch breaks in schools.
The Lahore District Education Authority issued a notification on Friday announcing class timings as students gear up to return to school from June 7.
Classes will be held on a staggered basis with 50% attendance. Students won’t be called in for two consecutive days. All teaching and non-teaching staff and students will have to wear masks and ensure social distancing is maintained.
Earlier this week, the Punjab government decided to resume classes on June 7. Education Minister Murad Raas said that summer vacations this year will be short—lasting only for two to three weeks. “The government’s plan is to vaccinate all teaching and non-teaching staff at schools before educational institutions reopen.”
A vaccination centre dedicated to teachers was recently inaugurated in Lahore. There are 16,000 teachers and 4,000 non-teaching staff in the province. Teachers will have to take their CNICs and teaching certificates to the centres. They will be administered Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.
Educational institutions across Pakistan were to reopen on May 24, but the government decided to keep them closed till June 7 in the districts where the coronavirus positivity rate was above 5%.