The Private Schools Association has rejected the government’s decision of extending winter vacations and announced to open schools from Tuesday.
The Punjab School Education Department on Monday announced an extension in the winter vacations on account of the severe cold wave that has gripped most parts of the country since the past week. The schools in Punjab were earlier scheduled to open on January 6, 2019.
Public schools in Punjab are having a hard time retaining students in classrooms, many of which lack proper furniture to seat students along with a general lack of toilets and boundary walls in schools. But despite the deplorable situation in many public schools, the authorities concerned have been unable to fully utilize the non-salary budget (NSB) during the outgoing quarter.
Not putting school-aged children in schools to become a punishable offence for parents
The government of Punjab has prepared a new Punjab School Truancy Act to ensure the enrolment of out-of-school children in public educational institutions across the province.
The interim Punjab government issued a landmark notification last week, according to which transgender students will be given indiscriminate admissions and will be treated equally in all government and private schools across the province.
The Punjab School Education Department (PSED) has banned dance performances by students in all private and government schools across the province.
Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has withdrawn its previous restrictions on leaves of college teachers and a letter has been issued directing principles to ensure implementation of the restructured leave policy in line with government rules.