Punjab Govt Announces Summer Vacations: Going by the latest update, the Punjab State Government has announced school vacations for all students as well as teaching and non-teaching staff members from 24th May 2021. The announcement about School Vacations in Punjab was made by Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla. As per the announcement made by Mr Sangla, schools across Punjab will remain closed for a period of 1 month starting from 24th May to 25th June 2021.
Schools Closed for Teaching, Non-Teaching Staff Members
The announcement of school vacations for students comes amid the school closures for students due to the 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Schools across the state for students’ of all classes have been closed in the light of health and well-being of the students. With announcement of Summer Vacations, the the educational institutions were already closed for students and now for a period of one month, schools will remain closed for teachers and other staff.
Teachers asked to Stay Connected with Students
Since the start of the pandemic last year, academic activities for students are being held completely in online mode for all the students. Teachers have employed innovative online techniques including use of mobile applications and TV channels to ensure academic continuity for the students. He added that this year, the teachers have also been helping the students in every possible way to complete the remaining syllabus. During the vacation period as well, the state education department has asked teachers to stay connected with the students during vacations and aware students and parents as well regarding the safety protocol to be followed to avert the contamination of coronavirus.