Recently, the School Education Department (SED) of Punjab decided to hold summer camps in close to 2,000 educational institutions over the forthcoming break.
Lahore is reportedly one of the five districts in Punjab where these camps will be hosted, and the administration is in the process of choosing 2,000 suitable schools for the effort.
According to the plan, the department would hire 4,000 temporary teachers for the summer camps, and the government will pay each of them Rs. 18,000 in compensation.
The ad hoc teachers hired for the summer camps will be in charge of overseeing recreational activities, games, and academic programmes for the participating pupils as part of their duties.
Government school teachers are worried that kids may not show a genuine interest in such programmes despite the department’s determination to organise summer camps in educational institutions.
The camps will reportedly take place during the summer vacation months of June, July, and August, according to sources. The department is presently getting ready to ensure that the initiative is implemented successfully.
According to sources, the notion of starting summer camps was first put out five years ago after being made aware of a comparable practise at private schools. The coronavirus pandemic epidemic, however, prevented the proposal from being put into action over the previous three years.