The provincial education minister of Punjab has announced the upcoming summer vacation schedule for schools and colleges amidst a worsening heatwave. Summer holidays will commence from June 7, 2024, and conclude on August 19, 2024, spanning a period of approximately two months. The Education Department is anticipated to release an official notification regarding these dates in the coming weeks.

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Earlier forecasts from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have predicted extreme temperatures for the region, with June potentially seeing a maximum of 49.5 degrees Celsius, and August expecting highs of 48.63 degrees Celsius. These soaring temperatures have influenced the decision to extend the summer break to ensure the well-being and safety of students and staff during the intense heat.

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