Summer vacation in educational institutes from tomorrow
Lahore, The Punjab government and Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has announced annual summer vacation starting from June 1. EDO Education Lahore Muhammad Pervaiz Akhtar told reporters on Monday that the notification would be applicable to the public as well as private sector schools across the province.

However, it is interesting to note that many private schools have announced examination schedule starting from June 1. The move is believed to be a deliberate effort on part of the private sector to buy more time in order to collect dues of the coming months from students’ parents.

Every year, the issue related with advance collection of fee by private schools surfaces, causing great trouble to the citizens who are already suffering from ever increasing inflation. Private schools demand lump sum fee of two or even three months in the wake of summer vacation despite instruction of the EDO’s Office to collect fee on a monthly basis ahead of the summer break.

The stakeholders have demanded the government ensure implementation of its policy on collection of the fee for the months falling under summer vacation. The educational institutes working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will be closed for summer vacation from June 1 (Wednesday) to August 10. It was decided in a meeting of officials of Capital Administration Development Division (CADD) and FDE.

Talking to APP, Director Colleges Tariq Masood said that the institutes will be opened before August 14 so that the Independence Day could be celebrated by the students in a befitting manner. About delay in provision of textbooks, he said that almost all the textbooks have been provided to the students from Class I to X.

There will be no burden on the students as the syllabus which would be covered till the start of vacations would be included in the exams and given for revision during the vacation, Tariq said. The remaining syllabus will be incorporated in the second term to facilitate the students. The students were anxiously waiting for the decision of summer vacation, feeling difficult to attend the institutes in scorching heat of summer.

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