Children walk to school amid heavy smog conditions in Lahore on December 1, 2022. — AFP


Educational institutes functioning under federal govt will close on December 22 and reopen on January 1, 2024

Children walk to school amid heavy smog conditions in Lahore on December 1, 2022. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced the winter vacations for educational institutes functioning under the federal administration.

The winter break in the federal educational institutes will officially start from December 25 to December 29, a notification issued by the Federal Directorate of Education read.

However, Federal Directorate of Education officials said that the institutes will close on December 22, which falls on Friday, and reopen on January 1, 2024, (Monday). 

Earlier in the month, Punjab and Sindh governments also announced the winter vacation schedule for the year.

In Punjab, the winter break for school children will commence from December 18, 2023, and continue till January 1, 2024.

“Winter vacations for children will commence from Dec 18 , 2023 to Jan 1, 2024,” Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi had announced.

Meanwhile, the Sindh schools will have the vacations from December 22 to 31.

After the winter break, the educational institutions will reopen on Monday (January 1, 2024).

“In pursuance of decisions taken in the steering committee meeting, all public and private educational institutions under the administrative control of School Education and Literacy Department Government of Sindh shall remain closed w.e.f 22-12,023 to 31-12,023 for Winter Vacation,” a statement by the provincial government read.

Meanwhile, the new academic year in the public and private schools across Sindh will commence on April 15, 2024, and August 1, 2024, in the colleges.

The matriculation and intermediate exams will be started in the last week of May 2024, while the results will be announced on July 31 and the second week of August, respectively. 

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