KARACHI: Education and Literacy Department of Sindh has notified new school timings in the southeastern region including in the provincial capital Karachi.
The new timings for private schools come on the heels of a new weather forecast issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department. The new weather advisory suggests the temperature will plunge by an additional 2 to 6 degrees Celsius in recent days.
As per the latest notification from the education department, the schools will commence classes from 8:30 am, with the timings remaining in effect for the next two months – till March 31.
“As per the decision of the Steering Committee of the Education & Literacy Department, Government of Sindh, taken on 7th April, 2022, and in view of the prevailing waves of severe cold in the province, the privately managed schools in the Province of Sindh shall function from 8:30 a.m. The said timing shall remain operative till March 310 ,2023. The decision may be strictly followed”, the circular reads.
Sindh faces freezing winds as mercury fall to single digit
A severe cold wave grips Sindh as the lowest temperature in the city of lights was recorded at 7 degrees Celsius in wake of Northeastern winds blowing in the metropolis, with a wind speed of 14 kilometers per hour, which are contributing to the cold conditions.
Another weather system will enter Balochistan on January 28 which will bring rain and snowfall to parts of the region as officials advised masses to take precautionary measures during the cold wave.
Capital changes school timings as cold weather prevails
Earlier, the Federal Directorate of Education announced new timings and dress codes for all state-run and private educational institutions. Punjab also changed the dress code
In the latest updates, the classes commenced from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM from Monday to Thursday and the schools closed on Fridays at 12:30 PM.
Facilitating the students, the Federal Directorate of Education and Punjab’s School Education Department (SED) also allowed students to wear casual warm clothes to stay warm amid bone-chilling weather.