Punjab govt announces summer vacations for public, private schools

Punjab govt also reduces school timings across the province due to rising temperatures

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Students wear protective masks as they attend a class at school in Peshawar, Pakistan November 23, 2020. — Reuters

LAHORE: The Punjab government announced on Friday the annual summer vacations for public and private schools across the province. 

The notification said that vacations will be observed from June 1 to  August 14 in schools across the province. 

Meanwhile, the Punjab government has also reduced school timings because of the intense temperatures being seen in multiple cities across the country.

The schools will open from 7am till 11:30 a from Monday till Thursday, while they will open at 7am to close at 10:30am on Fridays. 

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said that due to the presence of high pressure in the upper atmosphere, heatwave conditions are likely to develop over most parts of the country, especially over Punjab and Sindh from May 21. 

It added that they will likely convert to severe heatwave conditions from May 23 to 27. 

Day temperatures are likely to remain 4 to 6°C above normal in Punjab from May 21 to 23 and from 6 to 8°C from May 23 to 27.