Schools in Punjab will remain closed for students and teachers from May 24 to June 23, as per the government order.
The month-long summer vacation was announced by Punjab School Education Minister Mr Vijay Inder Singla, on Saturday. He said that all the schools in the state, including the government, semi-government and private schools, will remain closed, due to the COVID-19 situation in the state.
All these schools in Punjab were already shut for students for over a month, now they will close down for teachers and other staff members.
The minister then added that the Punjab government, led by Amarinder Singh, has been taking all the necessary precautions, for safeguarding the people. He then said that the government has also been working hard towards lifting the standard of education being imparted in schools.
After schools in Punjab got shut, teachers started using various online modes such as mobile apps, and TV channels. The minister also added that the teachers have been doing everything to help their students in every possible manner, to complete the syllabus.
About a month ago, several states across the country announced that they would be shutting down their schools for students. This includes Haryana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Gujrat, West Bengal, Bihar, Maharashtra, etc.
Many states shut down their schools in April
In Haryana, it was announced that schools would remain shut till May 30, for children from classes 9 to 12. The state had earlier shut schools for students from classes 1 to 8. In Uttar Pradesh, chief minister, Yogi Adityanath said that schools and colleges would remain shut till May 15. All the exams got postponed, and all students from classes 1 to 9, and 11 were promoted to the next class.