ISLAMABAD, 28 June: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has proposed that schools should go on summer break from July 18 to August 1.
The Punjab government has opposed the suggestion and instead, proposed that schools go on summer break from July 2 to August 2.
A final decision on the matter will be taken by the Inter-Provincial Education Conference (IPEC) headed by Education Shafqat Mehmood.
As per the report, a meeting of the IPEC will be called soon to take the decision.Punjab schools to observe shortened summer breaks
In May, the Punjab government had announced that schools across the province will observe shortened summer vacations under a new academic plan mulled by the provincial government, amid the third COVID-19 wave.
Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas had said students have suffered a lot due to the coronavirus pandemic hence the summer vacations in schools will only be for a duration of two to three weeks.
All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) on Saturday announced that there would be no summer holidays across the nationwide educational institutes in 2021.
President APPSF Kashif Mirza said that the schools will remain open during the summer holidays and would remain open between 7:00 am to 11:00 am.