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Shafqat Mehmood says winter vacations 'should be from Dec 25 to Jan 4'

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood. — PID/File
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood. — PID/File

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on Tuesday said that the "agreed proposal" for winter vacations is from December 25 to January 4.

Mehmood wrote on Twitter: "Federal and provincial secretaries met today. The agreed proposal was that the winter holidays should be from Dec 25 to Jan 4."

However, he added that further notifications will be issued from the concerned governments.

Earlier today, a meeting of the federal and provincial education ministers discussed the proposal regarding the rescheduling of winter vacations in educational institutions from December to January.

A statement issued by the federal education ministry earlier. however, stated that a final decision will be taken at the meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. 

According to the spokesperson of the federal education ministry, decisions related to the winter break were taken after consulting all the provincial ministers.  

The meeting, presided over by the Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Education Wajeeha Akram, reviewed reforms in the provincial education system and also considered a proposal to shift the winter break to January.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Sindh government had already announced winter holidays in educational institutions from December 20 to January 1. Consequently, the academic activities will resume on January 3.