Friday, February 3, 2023

Winter vacations in educational institutions from Jan 3: NCOC


ISLAMABAD: Winter vacations in all educational institutions will begin from Jan 3, 2022, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced on Friday.

The decision to this effect was reached during a meeting presided over by NCOC head Asad Umar. Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan were in attendance in the meeting.

“During today’s NCOC session, it is decided that Winter vacation in education sector will start from 3rd January 22 apart from Fog / Smog hit districts of Pakistan. Federating units will issue notifications accordingly,” the country’s nerve centre for Covid response said in a Twitter statement.

The decision will not be applicable to the areas experiencing extreme weather conditions.

The NCOC observed that millions of students have not yet been inoculated against the coronavirus. “The decision is aimed to ensure vaccination of maximum number of students, which is only possible if educational institutions stay open,” it said.

The forum urged parents to have their children vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as possible.


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