The government has announced closure of all schools, public and private, in light of the severe cold wave across the province. Punjab government had made the announcement and said that owing to the bitter cold, attendance at schools was already low. Also, those children who were attending schools in such harsh weather, were getting sick. Keeping in mind the parents’ difficulties, it was announced to keep schools closed till 31st January 2016. On the other hand, All Pakistan Private Schools Federation refused to acknowledge the decision taken by Punjab government and announced all private schools would remain open.
The federation said they had not been taken into confidence by the government, stating that there was no excuse to close schools. The federation was also of the opinion that closure of schools would impact students’ education negatively. Owing to the disagreement between provincial government and the school federation, parents are confused on what to do, whether to send their children to school or not.