Private Schools Force Students to Attend On-Campus Classes During Summer Vacations

Many private education institutes in Lahore force students to attend on-campus classes during summer vacations. Lahore District Education Authority (DEA) has turned a blind eye to the illegal practice. Students are forced to participate in courses in the scorching heat despite the annual summer break.

Lahore Education Department (LAHORE) has issued notices to private schools instead of enforcing the official summer vacation schedule. Private schools have been warned to follow the official program or face a fine of Rs. 25,000. Summer break started on 1 June and will end on 31 July, while the educational process will resume on 1 August.

Punjab province’s private schools hold online classes during the annual summer break. Parents have protested against the practice, calling on the provincial government to take strict action against the private institutes violating its orders regarding summer vacations. Earlier this month, it was reported that many private schools across the province were holding online classes during the holidays.