The Federal Directorate of Training (FED) has introduced a 12-day summer time break for all federally managed academic establishments.
A notification on this regard was issued by the Director Educational, Sadia Adnan, on Tuesday, in line with which the academic establishments will stay closed from 18 July to 1 August, after which academic actions shall be resumed on 2 August.
The 12-day break contains the Eid-al-Adha holidays.
A promotion coverage has additionally been introduced, which states that the scholars of Lessons 1 to 7 shall be promoted with out examinations. The directorate has issued directions for all the colleges to conduct 4 class-based assessments of their college students to take care of their data. The coverage additionally particulars that no pupil shall be failed whatever the final result of the evaluation.
Moreover, solely college students will avail summer time holidays whereas academics shall be given coaching on the brand new uniform syllabi in the course of the break.
Nevertheless, schooling circles have criticized the coverage, noting that operating academic establishments within the scorching warmth is an unwise resolution. The Authorities of Punjab has additionally opposed the choice, suggesting that the summer time holidays must be a minimum of one month lengthy, from 2 July to 2 August.