No more sleeping in on Saturday for govt school students

Published: November 28, 2013
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From December 7 onwards, federal schools and colleges will require students to attend classes on Saturday. PHOTO: FILE

From December 7 onwards, federal schools and colleges will require students to attend classes on Saturday. PHOTO: FILE

From December 7 onwards, federal schools and colleges will require students to attend classes on Saturday, reported Express News on Thursday. 

The Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CA&D) issued a notification on Thursday which requires schools to remain open on Saturday.

The school year consists of 212 days but frequent strikes and public holidays have seen study days shrink to just 140.

A CA&D spokesperson cited principals of various educational institutions who had raised concerns over the syllabi not being completed within the stipulated academic year, prompting the change in weekend policy.

While government schools and colleges across the country will now make it mandatory for students to attend classes on Saturday, this new policy does not apply to private education institutions.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Virk
    Nov 28, 2013 - 7:53PM

    That’s what they say, the children have to suffer the deeds of their Elders“. In majority of the cases the children of these elders in Pakistan are not bothered about school and in some cases they are not even here. Shame on the people who stage strike every other day at the expense of this nation’s raw material. Shame on us All for supporting such Idiots. Wake Up for God sake. Two days rest in a week is important for mental growth of kids, what to talk of elders.

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  • Nigger
    Nov 28, 2013 - 10:41PM

    Well we won’t be the only one. South Korea too has school on Saturdays.

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  • SB
    Nov 29, 2013 - 10:30AM

    Yar This Is Not Fair. I am against it. :( Saturday ko college. Nooo.

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  • touseef
    Nov 29, 2013 - 5:12PM

    Atleast schools are working for 140 days. What about lower courts where every day brings one strike

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