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July 31, 2015

Summer vacations of schools and colleges extended by a week

Karachi

 
July 31, 2015

Karachi
The Sindh government on Thursday announced to extend summer vacations for all schools and colleges by a week owing to the threat of heavy floods and rainfall in the province.
According to the decision of the steering committee on education, all educational institutions were to have resumed classes on August 3, however, they schools would now recommence on August 11.
The summary for extension was approved by the provincial chief secretary.
However, several private school’s associations in Karachi requested the government to review the decision claiming the rainwater had not created any problems in the metropolis.

Extension flayed
The Sindh Private Schools Owners Association has voiced reservations about the government’s decision to extend summer vacations by 10 days.
A spokesperson of the association said on Thursday that the decision had presumably been made on account of monsoon rains, did not apply to Karachi where the management was already compelled to close schools at regular intervals due to one or the other pressing situation.
She said additional holidays make completion of courses difficult for the teachers. Of course, she said, students were the ultimate sufferers because they were the ones denied of the opportunity to have adequate space and time to learn and understand the curriculum.
Educational institutions in Sindh were scheduled to open from August 1 after two-month-long summer vacations, however the government announced on Wednesday to resume academic activities from August 11.

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