Private schools not observing summer vacations to face action


RAWALPINDI: Private schools not observing summer vacations as per Punjab government’s directives will now have to face action, according to the District Education Authority.

Private schools plan to close for summer vacations from mid-Ramzan, despite the provincial government announcing the summer vacations from May 17 to August 10. All government schools are now closed.

The education department has issued show-cause notices to more than five schools.

But after the private schools did not take the matter seriously, the authority directed education inspectors to carry out a survey so that action could be started against institutions which were still open.

Executive District Officer Education Qazi Tariq told a local media outlet that the education department would start taking action against private schools which were still open from Monday.

He said all the government schools had closed and the private educational institutions were also to observe the summer vacations as announced by the government. He said this year due to Ramzan the summer vacations had been announced a week earlier.