Federal Directorate Of Education (FDE) Announces Summer Vacations From June 4
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Fri 18th May 2018 | 03:05 PM
Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has announced the summer vacations for the students of public-private schools of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) from June 4, as per annual calendar of directorate.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th May, 2018 ) :Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has announced the summer vacations for the students of public-private schools of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) from June 4, as per annual calendar of directorate.
While talking to APP here on Friday, he said that it is not possible for FDE to announce holidays during the current month of May as the educational activities had already been hurtled due to the ongoing renovation work in ICT schools under Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme.
The early announcement of vacations would also loss the student's education; he said adding that due to continuously strike by the FDE teachers on daily wages for last one year, the educational activities had been disturbed.
The weather is not yet hot as it was expected, he said and added due to rain spells in last two days the mercury is normal so the vacations would be started in first week of June. However, in the wake of current month of Ramazan, the teachers and parents as well as students have demanded of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to announce summer vacations during the third week of May, 2018.
They said that the Punjab government has already announced the summer vacations from May 24 for schools, colleges and other educational institutions in the province. The Punjab government has taken the decision on the demand of the parents, teachers and students as they had made it clear that it would not be possible for them to attend the schools or to take their kids to and from schools in the Holy month of Ramazan and in expected hot conditions in next few days.
Calling the Punjab government's decision a wise one, many parents, particularly, mothers have urged the FDE to announce the same for Islamabad's schools too. Ramazan is a month of prayers and blessings and one tends to do minimum physical activity.
Continuing the school work will be an extra ordeal for many parents, teachers and even students who are observing fasting, said Nadia a mother of two school going children, Nasir and Adan. My son Nasir is a student of Class VIII and he will be observing Roza while Adan who is a grade-III student will not be fasting.
My heart goes out for my son. How will he manage during the Ramazan, said Nadia. A teacher Malik Akram while talking to APP expressed his wonder at the FDE's decision not to close the schools for summer vacation.
Will one week make any difference, he asked. Does the FDE expect from teachers to take their classes and deliver lectures during the five days of sizzling heat, he asked. Likewise if the students with Roza (fasting) will be taking any interest in what is being taught, he asked.