In wake of heatwave across the province, Punjab government held a high profile meeting chaired by Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood, which announced the summer vacations through the province from May 24. Here it should be kept mentioned that at first the summer vacations were to be kicked off from June 1 but due to to heatwave across province the decision is changed after consultation.
As per notification all the government and private educational institutions of Punjab will remain closed from May 24 to August 15.
A wave of happiness and excitement has spread among the teachers and students with this announcement because they have been waiting long to heat this news. Students are definitely now planning to go to northern areas for some tourism and relaxation and from now ahead all the noses would move towards northern areas.
Majority of the private educational institutions used to put aside the order of government and they use to hold summer camps during summer vacation. The reason behind this act is to mint money in the form of fee from the parents.
Last year private educational institutions adopted the same practice but government took serious action against such institutions and even charged some of them with heavy fine for not following the orders of the government.
Now, we have to see what would be the strategy of the government this year and what would be the tactic adopt by private educational institutions to hold summer camps or get themselves safe from heavy fine.