AJK extends winter vacations till Jan 15

AJK school holidays

BHIMBER: Extending winter vacations, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Thursday notified that amid severe cold and fog, educational institutions will remain closed from January 5 to 15.

Bhimbhar Deputy Commissioner issued a notification regarding extension in AJK school holidays on account of winter vacations.

The notification stated that violating schools will be sealed and registration will be cancelled.

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Bhimbar DC said no negligence related to the health of students will be tolerated.

“Orders have been issued to the administration of the three tehsils for extension of the holidays,” Mirza Arshad Jaral said.

The winter holiday in educational institutions began on December 22 and was scheduled to finish on January 5, but due to extreme cold, the AJK government extended the vacation until January 15.


The Caretaker government had earlier decided to extend the winter vacations for schools in Punjab

As per details, the caretaker government of Punjab extended the vacations in schools in Lahore and other cities of the provinces till January 9.

According to a notification of School Education Department, all schools, private and public shall reopen on 10th of next month.

Amidst intensifying winter conditions, the Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had also announced to extend winter holidays for all public and private educational institutions until January 7 after Punjab.

Schools in Islamabad and Sindh have already opened on Jan 1 after 10 days of winter holidays.

Besides the climatic concerns, the extension is attributed to the arrangement of teacher election training sessions, contributing to the adjusted school reopening date.

The decision aims to prioritize the safety of students, teachers, and staff, recognizing the challenges posed by the current weather conditions across educational institutions in the region.

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