A teacher checks the body temperature of students at a government school in Lahore on September 15, 2020 after the educational institutes were reopened nearly six months after the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Arif ALI / AFP)

One-month summer break for schools from July 2

Summer vacations for Pakistan students this year will begin from July 2 and last till July 31, the federal government announced on Saturday.

A notification issued by the Federal Directorate of Education revealed the academic calendar for the year. This is what the schedule looks like:

  • May 18 to 31: centralised examinations for classes V to VIII
  • June 1 to 15: in-house examinations for classes I, II, III, IV, VI, and VII
  • June 30: results for entralised exams)
  • July 1: results for in-house exams
  • August 2: new academic year begins

On the other hand, the All Pakistan Private Schools Federation Kashif Mirza has rejected the date for the start of the new session in August and said that for private schools the session with start in April 2021.

“Due to the coronavirus lockdown, over five million students across the country have suffered educational losses.”

He added that the course books for a uniform syllabus have still not been introduced in the market.