Punjab CM makes important announcement for schools ahead of winter vacation end

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Children walk to school along a road amid smoggy conditions in Lahore in this undated image. — AFP/File
Children walk to school along a road amid smoggy conditions in Lahore in this undated image. — AFP/File

Interim Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi Monday made an important announcement ahead of the end of schools’ winter vacation.

Students will be going back to their educational institutions starting January 10.

But they won’t be going to school at 8am, like they usually did.

The CM, in a statement on X, announced: “Due to the ongoing winter wave, schools will resume on 10th Jan, 2024.”

“From 10th to 22nd Jan, schools will start at 9:30 am. It is highly advisable to wear jackets and warm clothes,” the chief minister added.

During this time of the year, the temperature falls in several parts of the province, and is coupled by smog.

Given the persisting cold weather conditions, the Punjab School Education Department last week extended the winter holidays of public and private educational institutions till January 9.

Earlier, the annual winter break for schools in Punjab commenced on December 18, 2023, and was scheduled to conclude on January 1, 2024. 

Meanwhile, the Sindh education department has said that schools will open at 9am instead of 8:30 am — which was extended last week from 8am. However, students in Karachi will be going to school at 8:30am.