Students Request Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood For Early Winter Vacations

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Following the Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood announcement related to winter vacations in December, the students unloaded a barrage of arguments on him while pleading their case to him.

The minister tweeted on Tuesday night that a proposal has been put forward for vacations from Dec 25 to Jan 4. However, students reasoned that this was unfair. They want vacations earlier in the month.

However, the announcement of winter vacations did not sit well with the Shafqat Mahmood Twitter fan club. Students were appalled, to say the least, and tried to school the minister. They have been reacting differently but most of them are not happy with the thought of holidays in January.

A few even shared their thoughts about how having a winter break in January is not going to help students in any way. They argued that people are more prone to illnesses and there is a lack of gas in the country, making it difficult to come to school in the morning.

A Twitter user said the date mentioned in the minister’s tweet falls on the weekend. So, announcing it from a Saturday is “nonsense”.

In response, other students presented the air quality index of Punjab asking the minister to begin the winter holidays earlier. Given the air index quality and the temperature in Lahore, many emphasized ten days are not enough for a winter break.

Twitter floods with epic memes

Of course, Pakistani student Twitter could not help but slip in a few jokes with their requests to Students Ki Jaanaka Mahmood. As usual, memes have taken over our social media. And we can’t help but have a laugh along with the students.

Education ministers met on Tuesday to discuss whether vacations should be pushed back to the end of Jan due to an ongoing vaccination drive. However, a final decision will likely be made today (Thursday) about winter vacations. The meeting held at the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday remained inconclusive.

A decision regarding the winter break is expected to be made by the federal education minister after consultations with NCOC chief Asad Umar and Dr. Faisal Sultan, the prime minister’s special assistant on health. 

After the meeting on Tuesday, Mahmood had tweeted that the agreed proposal was that winter holidays should be from Dec 25 to Jan 4. However, the NCOC meeting recommended the vacation be postponed till the second or third week of Jan. So that the ongoing vaccination campaign in educational institutions could be completed.

The Sindh government has already announced winter vacations in all educational institutions from Dec 20 to Jan 01.

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