Punjab’s summer holidays will be starting in just a few days. Public schools will be closed from May 14 to June 30. Further, higher education institutions will also be closed from May 15 to May 31. The following is a list of the changes in the Punjab School Education Department’s summer timetable.
Public schools in Punjab will be closed from May 14 to June 30
The government of Punjab has decided to shut down public schools for a few weeks. The government has given orders that primary schools will be open from 7am to 11am on May 14, while secondary schools will be closed from May 16 to June 30. Instead, school authorities will be conducting classes online.
As a result, children will have two weeks of summer vacations. Earlier, the holidays had been preponed until May 31, but the government decided to change the dates because of the hot weather in the region. This year, classes will be held in offline mode from May 14 to June 30.
Punjab has been experiencing high temperatures for the past several days. The Punjab government has ordered school closures from May 14 to June 30 because temperatures have exceeded the state’s average. Several cities and towns have reported high temperatures of over 40 degrees. The temperature in Bhatinda, Patiala, Amritsar, Ludhiana, and Jalandhar on May 2 reached nearly 44 degrees. The Indian Meteorological Department has also issued an alert for the region.
Covid-19 pandemic affects students’ studies
Punjab’s Education Department is trying to address this issue by extending summer vacations for students. However, despite the shortened summer vacations, students are still in school. Students in primary and middle schools will attend classes from 7 AM to 11 AM from May 15 to May 31. The timings for senior secondary and higher secondary schools will be from 7 AM to 12:30 PM during these same dates.
After a public outcry about the length and impact of summer vacations, the Punjab Education Department has reconsidered its decision. Initially, the summer vacations in government schools would begin on May 15 and end on May 31. However, the heatwave conditions of the past few months forced the education department to extend summer vacations. Students previously had to attend online classes during the week of May 16 to May 31 but now have the option to attend offline classes and attend regular classes.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab government has taken extra precautionary measures. In addition to extending summer holidays, the government has also extended school hours. Many schools have already begun operating on a remote basis. However, teachers’ unions have warned the government against relying on online classes for the long run. They cited the steep decline in student engagement and said that many students in low-income families do not have access to the internet.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools to close in many parts of the country. As a result, students in schools across the country have had to make alternative arrangements to continue their studies. The parents of the affected students are juggling work and caring for their children. The summer holidays are a stressful time for parents and teachers, and the students are experiencing anxiety and isolation.
There have been various studies and surveys on the effects of summer school closings on students’ learning. However, the results from these studies are not conclusive. Further research needs to be conducted to determine the long-term impact on children’s studies.
School hours will change during summer vacations
The government of Punjab has announced a change in the timing of schools and colleges in the province. The new academic year will start on 1 August instead of 31 March, which will provide students with a two-month break. The new school hours will be 8 am to 2 pm, instead of the current eight-hour-per-day schedule.
The school hours will start earlier on Mondays and Fridays for boys and later on girls. The new school timings have been announced by the Punjab School Education Department. Starting from Monday, boys’ schools will open at 7:30 am and close at 11:30 am, while girls’ schools will open at 7:15 am and close at 11:30 am on Fridays. Some schools will also be double-shift, with the first half of the day being from 7:00 am to 12 pm and the second half from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Earlier, the summer vacations began in the province on May 15 and will continue till June 30. The new summer vacations will also include online classes, which have been made mandatory by the Department of Education. The new schedule was issued by the Principal Secretary of the School Education Department, Punjab, to district education officers and school heads.
Following a recent heat wave in Punjab, the government has changed the timings of schools. Primary schools in the province will now run from 7 am to 11 am, while senior schools will run from 7 am to noon. As temperatures rise, students need to stay indoors and not spend time in the scorching sun.
Schools in the southern state are currently on summer vacations, starting April 10 and lasting until May 15, and then schools will resume on May 16. The central state will have a summer vacation from May 21 to June 14 and will last until July 4 as scheduled. If the schedule works for you, this is a great time to schedule your summer vacation.
Offline classes will be held from May 15 to May 31st, 2022
The Education Department has decided to schedule summer vacations during the months of May and June. Earlier, the school year was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but now the education department is reconsidering its decision. From May 15 to May 31st, 2022, classes will be held offline. The primary school’s timings will be from 7am to 11am, while the secondary school will be open from 7am to 12:30pm.
Penn State has also decided to extend the virtual delivery of its courses into the summer. This move is aimed at providing an enhanced online learning environment during the summer months. Penn State is committed to the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and the local communities. It is also planning to provide flexibility to respond to changing pandemic conditions.
Students should check with their school about travel restrictions, as some may be not allowing students to study in their country. Additionally, students should check with their DSOs to make sure that they can attend classes. Additionally, the Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.