The summer vacations in all educational institutions in the capital have been extended from August 15 to September 4. However, the teachers and students who live in Islamabad have been asked to attend their respective institutions till August 14 to mark the Independence Day celebrations.
This was revealed by the Capital Administration and Development Division official here on Wednesday. The officials said that the decision has been taken with mutual consultation by the cabinet division and teachers upon request of parents and schoolteachers, who requested extension of summer vacations till Eidul Fitr because the hot and humid weather and Ramazan.
The official said that a notification will be sent to all educational institutions after August 14. He added that nothing has been issued in writing to ensure the presence of teachers and students in school till August 14 to finalize programmes for Independence Day.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2011.