The winter vacations for all public and private schools and colleges in Punjab will be from December 24, 2023 to January 8, 2024. The vacations were originally scheduled to end on December 31, 2022, but were extended by a week due to the sudden drop in temperature and the rising smog levels in the province.
The decision to extend the winter vacations was taken by the School Education Department (SED) and the Higher Education Department (HED) of Punjab. The SED issued a notification on December 29, 2023, stating that the decision was taken in the interest of the health and safety of the students.
The smog levels in Punjab have been rising in recent weeks, and the government has been taking steps to control it. However, the SED said that the winter vacations were being extended to give the students a break from the polluted air and to allow them to stay indoors.
The SED also said that the winter vacations would be a good opportunity for the students to catch up on their studies and to prepare for the upcoming exams. The colleges and universities in Punjab will also remain closed during the extended winter vacations.
The students are happy with the decision to extend the winter vacations. They say that they will use the time to relax and to prepare for their exams. The parents are also happy with the decision, as they feel that it will help their children to stay healthy.
The winter vacations are a welcome break for the students and the parents. They will be able to spend time with their families and friends, and to enjoy the winter weather. The students will also be able to relax and to recharge their batteries before the start of the new academic year.