The country is currently under the third wave of coronavirus which is said to be more lethal and dangerous by the health authorities.
"The government will ensure strict enforcement of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the province," the official added.
Board exams for class nine and above will be held as per schedule
Shafqat Mahmood said that the education ministry is willing to keep the education centres open as online education cannot be equated with regular classes.
"The third coronavirus wave is serious; requires careful review."
Meanwhile, the marriage halls, political and religious gatherings will remain banned for 15 more days.
The Punjab education department on Monday made an announcement regarding the new academic session for the year 2021-22
LHC has directed relevant authorities to take concrete steps on an urgent basis to curb drug abuse in educational institutions and sought an implementation report.
The educational institutes faced closure under extended winter vacations owing to the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.
The hearing was adjourned until February 4