The government of Punjab, under leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, has announced new school timings in the entire province. The decision has been taken to introduce uniform timings for all public and private sector schools effective from April 1, 2017. The new summer timings will be followed from April 1 to October 15 while the winter timings will be applicable from October 16 and March 31.
As evident, school timings have been changed so that schools start earlier when its cooler and students can avoid hot summer weather as much as possible by leaving for their homes earlier.
The School Education Department (SED) of Punjab has sent out a notification that directs schools to follow the new timings based on school categories:
Single shift boys’ schools will start at 7:30AM throughout the week and close at 1PM from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday. The schools will remain open until 11:30AM on Fridays.
Single shift girls’ schools will start classes at 7:45AM everyday while closing times are 1:15PM from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday. Classes will end at 11:45AM on Fridays.
Schools with double shifts will start and end classes earlier. Morning shifts for both boys and girls schools will start at 7AM everyday while closing times are 12PM from Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays. Morning shift classes will take place between 7AM and 11AM on Fridays.