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Winter vacations in Sindh unclear as new notification released

KARACHI: Following the guidelines of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the Sindh government has announced winter vacations will be observed in all public and private educational institutions from January 3.

In a letter, the Sindh home department has called upon all educational institutions – public and private – in the province to begin winter vacation from January 3.

The home department has directed all the schools, colleges and universities in the province to follow the NCOC guidelines in connection with winter vacations.

The home department has called upon the educational institutions to revise their winter vacation schedule afresh.

Earlier, the provincial government announced the winter vacation from December 20 to January 01. The government announced the decision on December 9 after a meeting held by the sub-committee even before the NCOC came up with an agreed-upon date.

On Friday [December 17], the NCOC announced winter break in educational institutions are to start from January 3, apart from districts of the country hit by fog and smog.

The meeting chaired by NCOC head Asad Umar reviewed the rescheduling of winter vacation of education institutions with Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, SAPM Health Dr Faisal Sultan and all other stakeholders in attendance.

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