Sindh schools reopening date yet to be decided after summer vacations
School reopening date yet to be decided
Karachi, July 28, 2008: Although officially summer
vacations end on July 31, the date for schools to reopen is yet to be
According to the schedule fixed by the Sindh government, schools
are to reopen from August 1. However, speaking at the 13th convocation of the
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Sindh Education Minister
Pir Mazharul Haq said that a decision has not been taken in this regard and that
a meeting of education department officials will be called to fix the reopening
date between August 1 and August 8.
Haq said that the Sindh Text Book
Board (STBB) has been given till August 5 to provide the textbooks necessary.
"We have a given the STTB a deadline and if they fail to provide the books by
then, action will be taken against those responsible," he said.
Education Secretary Rizwan Memon said that the schools will start as
per the fixed schedule on August 1, stating that he had not received any
notification stating otherwise.
While addressing the convocation, Haq
stressed the pivotal role played by teachers in the field of Information
Technology and announced that the improvement of IT education is included in the
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) manifesto.
"New computer laboratories will
be constructed in Dadu, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Larkana and other districts of
Sindh and the education sector of the province will be given the due attention,"
Earlier, Haq distributed certificates amongst 207 students of
the BS, BBA and MS programs, while medals were given to exceptional
students. Daily Times
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Back-to-school organisation after summer holidays
Islamabad: There are many things to organise for children returning to
school after summer vacations, therefore, one must plan ahead to avoid a rush at
the end of holidays. After the long summer vacation, it is important to be
prepared for the return to school to avoid a last minute rush, a private TV
Children often experience a growth spurt over the long
summer holiday break, so it is best to check that items fit later in the
holidays. If there are items that must be purchased, take note that on which
days during the holidays the uniform shops will be open. Ensure that uniforms
are tried on and checked before the final school opening.
be replaced if they are too tight or no longer fit well. Once again, it is best
to wait until 2-3 weeks remain before the school reopens before purchasing new
shoes to avoid outgrowing them too quickly.
Many shops have stationery
sales in the month before the school reopens, therefore, it is possible to
economise with most items such as lead pencils, pencil sharpeners, pencil cases,
etc, but it is usually best to buy good quality glue-sticks, as cheaper glues
often do not remain as adhesive or long-lasting. Lunchboxes and water bottles
need to be replaced occasionally and the beginning of the school year is often a
good time to do so. These are usually also on sale with the school
Choose items that will fit easily into a school bag and which
will also be big enough to hold the required recess and lunch containers. School
bags will often last more than one year. At the end of the previous year, check
the bag for wear and tear, and if possible, wash it on a gentle cycle in the
washing machine. Soaking the bag overnight before washing will help to loosen
worn-in dirt and stains. If the bag is too worn, replace it.
have a large number of books to carry or if they need to walk a significant
distance to and from bus stops to get to school, it is worth investigating bags
that have added shoulder and back support.
These will be more expensive
than a normal backpack, but are designed to reduce strain on developing spines. The News
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