Schools reopen today with full potential

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Islamabad: Students of educational institutions working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will join schools and colleges in full strength from Monday, after the two-month long summer holidays. The institutions were opened from August 10 but very few number of students came to schools. Those students who left Capital to visit their relatives in their hometowns have now come back to resume their studies.

It takes time for students to adjust and return to their old routine leaving behind the fun filled holidays. Persistent summer heat was keeping students away from schools.

"Class attendance was thin at the beginning of the week and less number of students came to the college so combined classes were arranged to keep them busy in study", Shagufta Shahid, Junior Teacher of Islamabad Model College for Boys (IMCB), F-8/4 said.

The students normally join school after two to three days of opening of institutes. They share their experiences as to how they spent their vacations and which recreational spots they visited, she said.

Principal of Islamabad College for Girls (ICG), F-6/2, Shaista Peerzada said as few students came early on, pupils from various sections got together to attend classes.

It is good that the college has opened and there will be full attendance from the coming week, she said. The classes of Intermediate Part I and Graduation have not started which was also the reason of thin attendance. The summer vacations started from June 8 in all the federal institutes.

Last year, the vacations ended in the second week of August but this year the schedule was revised due to preparations for independence day celebrations and tree plantation campaign, the official of FDE told. Monsoon tree plantation campaign will be initiated during August in different federal institutes and early opening of schools and colleges will provide students an opportunity to take part in the campaign, he said. The students have already taken part in the colourful events of Independence Day. App