PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) on Thursday extended the summer vacation of educational institutions up to high level for 15 days till August 31 due to intense heatwave.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had earlier directed the ESED to extend the vacation till August 31 in summer zone of the province, including Peshawar valley, southern districts and other such areas.

A notification issued by the ESED stated that in the light of the chief minister’s secretariat letter the competent authority was pleased to extend the summer vacation in summer zone up to Aug 31 due to the present intense heatwave.

The notification said that the extension of summer vacation would only be in respect of students attending the schools up to class-10. It stated that heads of all educational institutions and staff should regularly attend their respective institutions during enrolment campaign and facilitate students and parents.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2022

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