Lahore ( 22nd May, 2016 – Sunday ) : The Punjab government on Sunday decided to start summer vacations in Punjab government schools from May 24th due to the scorching heat across the country.
This was decided at a meeting chaired by Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood and secretary education.
Earlier, the government schools were to open at 7 am and will conclude lectures by 11 am. The provincial government had further announced summer vacations from June 1.
Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood said that schools would be shut down from Monday.
“We already cut school hours due to a scorching heat in the province. We have now announced summer vacations,” he said. He said that private schools would be allowed to complete exams.
On the other hand, private school owners say that they cannot close the school due to ongoing exams