LAHORE - Thin attendance was observed in most of the government educational institutions of the provincial capital due to shutdown call by PTI on Monday.

However, almost all the private schools, colleges and charted and private universities in the city remained closed while some of them already had announced holiday on Monday.

Officials of various educational institutes including Punjab University, Lahore College for Women University and Government College University were of the view that maximum ratio of attendance of students was observed not more than 30 to 40 per cent out of which mostly belonged to morning classes.

In this regard some officials said that presence of students in morning classes of the universities and colleges was good but not satisfactory whereas almost all the students, studying in replica and evening classes especially female students could attend their classes. However, they said that so far as the presence of the staffers was concerned, teaching and administrative staff in all government colleges and universities was present and continued performing their duties in their institutes.

Although, the government earlier had issued directions to all the government schools, colleges and universities to remain open but very few number of students were witnessed present in such educational institutions especially the students of such schools and colleges, situated in the center of the city or on the major roads whereas the attendance ratio of students in the institutes, situated in residential localities and housing colonies were a bit better than others.

The officials of different universities further informed that the administrations of the universities did not change the schedule of the examinations of different departments and subjects. They said that examinations of MBBS, MBA, BSc and other different departments were held as per schedule.

Whereas, normal attendance was observed in Information Technology University. Students took part in their examinations as per routine. University Registrar Zaheer Sarwar said that the staff reached the varsity at 7am for smooth functioning of the university.