As the winter season hits, Islamabad has changed the timings for its schools and colleges. The main cause of the new timing is due to the fact that Islamabad has been facing harsher and harsher winters over the years due to climate change.
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has announced the new timings for the schools and colleges of Islamabad. These new timings are for all rural and urban areas of Islamabad. The sudden change in timings is also due to the immediate drop in temperature as Islamabad is being hit by rainfall over the past 2 days. There has been an immediate drop in the temperature due to this and therefore the new timings are in effect from today. Cities like Lahore are also in danger of excessive smog as winters grip the country. There was already an announcement for closure of schools in Lahore. However, there is no official statement on the new school or college timings as of yet.
According to the FDE, the school timings for single shift schools are changed from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM from Monday to Thursday and they will close at 12:30 PM on Friday. For double-shift schools, the first shift will begin at 8:00 AM will end at 1:00 PM from Monday to Thursday and close at 12:30 PM every Friday. The second shift will commence from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday and it will begin at 2:30 PM every Friday.
Similarly, the postgraduate colleges are scheduled to start their day at 8:00 AM and end their day at 2:00PM or 4:00 PM. Moreover, authorities suggest that there will be a change in school and college timings across the country as winter hits. The increase in temperature drop will urge the government to change timings of other cities across Pakistan respectively even though no official statement has been given by the caretaker government yet.