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Punjab winter vacation extension-The School Education Department (SED) and Higher Education Department (HED) in Punjab have decided to prolong the winter vacation for all public and private schools in the province in response to the Lahore High Court directive. In accordance with the latest notifications from SED and HED, the winter break will now extend until January 9, 2024, superseding the previous schedule that had set the holidays from December 18 to December 31.Punjab winter vacation extension

As per the revised timetable, all public and private schools and colleges are required to resume regular classes on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. The reopening signals the start of a complete and regular school week for students.

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While the extension of the vacation brings relief to students, it’s important to note that certain COVID-19 safety measures will persist. The SED notification underscores the continuation of restrictions on the wearing of face masks within school premises, aiming to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff.

The Chief Executive Officers of District Education Authorities (DEAs) in the respective districts have received explicit instructions to ensure rigorous adherence to these orders. The decision to extend the winter vacation is in line with the recent ruling of the Lahore High Court, indicating the court’s consideration of the prevailing circumstances.

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