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Will Schools Remain Closed For 8 Days During General Elections 2024?

Will Schools Remain Closed For 8 Days During General Elections 2024?

There are unconfirmed reports circulating online that schools and other educational institutions throughout Pakistan will be shut down for over a week in connection with the upcoming general elections.

While the official announcement is anticipated in the first week of February 2024, online sources are speculating that schools and colleges across the country will observe an eight-day closure for the elections scheduled on February 8, 2024.

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According to these unverified reports, educational institutions are expected to be closed from February 4 to February 11, with regular educational activities resuming on February 12.

The reason cited for this extended closure is the deployment of school teachers as polling staff during the elections. The responsibilities associated with polling duties are expected to keep educational institutions closed for a couple of days.

While these reports suggest a tentative schedule for the closure of schools, the final decision is expected to be officially announced just a few days before the general elections. Authorities are reportedly considering the possibility of extending the duration of the election holidays due to concerns about the deteriorating security situation.

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The government’s strategy includes the mobilization of government officials from various departments, with paramilitary forces collaborating with law enforcement agencies to ensure a peaceful and smooth election process. The decision to deploy school teachers for polling duties reflects the government’s efforts to manage and streamline the electoral process by utilizing resources from different sectors.

It’s worth noting that, as of now, these reports are unverified, and the official announcement regarding the closure of schools and the corresponding schedule is expected to be made closer to the election date. The government’s consideration of an extended closure reflects its commitment to conducting secure and well-managed elections, ensuring the participation of various sectors, including the education sector, in the electoral process.