Covid Impact: Cabinet declares summer vacations in all schools of Punjab

Chandigarh: Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla informed that the Cabinet under the chairmanship of CM Capt Amarinder Singh has decided to advance summer vacations of both government and private schools in the state to cope up the study losses due to lockdown imposed to avert Covid-19.

Singla said now the one-month summer vacation would be from April 11 till May 10. He said the Cabinet also decided to promote Class V and VIII students of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) based on the examinations held before the imposition of curfew in the state.

Singla said the parents were worried about loss of the study of their wards during the curfew and decision of pre-poning the vacations would give relief to them. He added that all private schools should also have to start the vacations from April 11, but they were free to extend the period as per their requirement.

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