Lahore: The federal government has convened a meeting of all provincial education ministers to discuss the upcoming winter vacation in educational institutions throughout Pakistan.
In a huddle on Tuesday, the education ministers will consider a plan to move winter holidays to January as well as the implementation of a political map in educational institutions, according to local media reports (today).
Authorities apparently intended to extend the winter vacation until January so that ongoing vaccination drives could be completed. The final decision will be made at the 34th meeting of the Interprovincial Education Ministers Conference, which will be held in January (IPEMC).
Earlier, the governments of Sindh and Balochistan announced that winter vacations would be observed in educational institutions.
As a result of the cold wave affecting the southwestern region, schools and colleges in the southeastern region will be closed from December 20 to January 1, while the administration of Balochistan has scheduled winter holidays beginning on December 15.
Moreover, ministers will debate the full implementation of the political map in provincial educational settings, despite the fact that educational institutions have already begun teaching the new political map of the South Asian nation.
The existing authorities introduced a new political map last year, which essentially reaffirmed the government’s long-standing position on Kashmir.
PM Imran had previously stated that the map had now been authorised by the federal cabinet and will be used in educational institutions, and that it would become the official map going forward.