Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to recommend early, extended winter break
PESHAWAR: As the coronavirus positivity rate reaching more than eight per cent in educational institutions, the authorities in KP have urged the government to approve early and extended winter vacation for students.
Officials in the education department told Khyber News that given the growing Covid-19 incidence in schools, the KP government was weighing options to recommend to the National Command and Operation Centre the extended winter vacation to stem the spread of the virus.
“Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is likely to convey its concerns about the rising Covid-19 positivity rate in schools to the NCOC in the next meeting and recommend early and extended winter vacation in central districts, where the holidays will start on Dec 20,”
He said the issues were being discussed at the provincial level to take measures to contain the virus because if that didn’t happen, schools would become a major source of infection to the general population.