The government of Sindh has taken the decision on Wednesday of ending the public holidays for the educational institutions throughout the province.
In a meeting of the Steering Committee of Education Department which was headed by the provincial education minister—Sardar Shah, the committee took the decision that the new academic year would start from August instead of July while the summer vacations in schools would be observed in the months of May and June.
The holidays that have been abolished include:
– Kashmir Day (5th of February)
– Pakistan Day (23rd of March)
– Independence Day (14th of August)
– Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (14th Safar)
– Eid Milad-un-Nabi (11th Rabbiul Awal)
– Quaid-e-Azam Day (11th of September)
As per a spokesperson for the education minister, during these days’ normal academic activities in the schools would remain suspended, but the schools would host activities regarding the importance of the day for creating awareness among the students.
Moreover, the committee also took the decision that the schools and colleges would start at 8:30 am and would end at 2 pm. The teachers would be bound to stay within the school premises till 3 pm.
This decision for sure would come as a complete disappointment both for the teachers and the students, as everyone loves to have holidays.