Punjab schools get 15-day winter vacations

Vacations in public and private schools to commence on December 18

By Web Desk
November 30, 2023
Students arrive at their school after the open school winter vacation. — Online/File

Punjab schools will have a 15-day winter break as per the winter vacation schedule announced by the provincial government on Thursday.

The vacations will start on December 18, 2023, in the public and private schools across the province and continue till January 1, 2024, Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi said.

Taking to microblogging site X, Naqvi also announced the decision to impose no restrictions for the coming weekend, keeping in view an improved Air Quality Index (AQI).

"We held a meeting with experts and govt officials today addressing the SMOG challenge in Punjab. With an improved Air Quality Index (AQI), no restrictions are planned for the upcoming weekend. Additionally, winter vacations for children will commence from Dec 18, 2023 to Jan 1, 2024," the CM wrote on his official handle of the microblogging site.

Earlier, in pursuance of decisions taken in the steering committee meeting, the Sindh government on Thursday notified winter vacations for public and private educational institutions across the province.

According to a notification issued by the Sindh School, Education, and Literacy Department, the educational institutions in the province will observe winter vacation from December 22 to 31.

“In pursuance of decisions taken in the steering committee meeting, all public and private educational institutions under the administrative control of School Education and Literacy Department Government of Sindh shall remain closed w.e.f 22-12,023 to 31-12,023 for Winter Vacation.”

After the winter break, the educational institutions will reopen on Friday (January 1, 2024).

Meanwhile, the new academic year in the public and private schools across Sindh will commence on April 15, 2024, and August 1, 2024, in the colleges.

The matriculation and intermediate exams will be started in the last week of May 2024, while the results will be announced on July 31 and the second week of August, respectively.