The Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas, Amid the ongoing countrywide heatwave said the dates for summer vacations will be announced within 2 weeks.
The provincial education minister said while addressing a press conference in Lahore that the government is aware of the problems that children are facing due to the unusual hot weather conditions, added that in case of an extraordinary situation, the authorities will act accordingly.
It must be noted that the Punjab government has already changed the timings for all private and public schools from 7:00am to 11:30am due to the extremely hot weather that has gripped the province.
Students at schools in Sialkot and Islamabad had fainted due to the heat and were taken to a hospital for treatment, forcing the government to revise the schedule.
Muraad Raas said that “Let them give exams and we will give them vacations. It is wrong to promote students without examinations for 2 consecutive years,”
The Provincial Education Minister further added that the curriculum has been reduced further and the exams were only for elective subjects.
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