Summer vacations after exams: Raas Says govt well aware of students problems

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Amraiz Khan

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas on Friday announced that all schools across the province will avail summer vacations after the end of the examinations, a move being described as succumbing to the growing calls for vacations in schools from all sections of society due to the scorching heat.

Addressing a news conference at DGPR here on Friday, Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas said the provincial government is aware of the problems that children are going through to sweltering weather, adding that in case of an extraordinary situation, the government will act accordingly.

“Let them take exams and we will give them vacations. It is wrong to promote students without examinations for two consecutive years,” Raas said and added that the curriculum has been reduced further and the exams were only for the elective subjects.

The minister pointed out that the Punjab government has already changed the timings for all private

Murad Raas said that the ACR of teachers, transfers and promotions have been made online, now teachers will not have to go to offices.

“Now teachers will not have to go to the offices, as for the convenience of teachers, ACR, transfers and promotions have been made online.”

He said that 70,000 teachers have been transferred through the online app last year and now teachers will also get retirement, pension and gratuity from home.

Raas said that out of the target of one million admissions, School Education has already achieved the target of 770,000 children, while the project, which was delayed due to Corona, would be completed soon.

Upgraded schools will be provided budget soon.
When asked about the intensity of the heat, Murad Raas said that after taking exams in schools children will be again sent on summer vacations.

It may be recalled that the series of examinations in schools will continue from June 18 to 30, after which the new academic year will start from August 1.