Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Shahram Khan Tarakai has said that the provincial government will follow the directives issued during the Inter Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) to contain spread of COVID-19. Addressing a press conference here Wednesday at Information Cell Secretariat Shahram Khan Tarakai said that winter vacations will be observed from 24 December 2020 to 10 January 2021.
This schedule will be simultaneously applicable on both summer and winter zone educational institutions. The decision for extending winter vacations for winter zone educational institutions will be notified. Educational institutions will be closed for the students from 26 November 2020 to December 23, 2020 and thereafter for winter vacations. However, during the closure period the staff of educational institutions will continue to attend their institutions for providing facilitating home-based learning to students. This home-based learning may be provided facilitated through online lessons and or through provision of homework assignments on weekly basis and their assessment.
Students may also be encouraged and guided to make use of online resources already made available by the department on its website (kplearning.kpese.gov.pk). Public sector schools, private schools, academies, madaris and other educational institutions which do not have the facility of providing online classes are authorized to call in students on grade basis in such a way that one grade students are called for attendance for only one day in a week.