Off to school: Children to join classes after more than six months of holidays
Srinagar: Students across Kashmir will join their classes in their respective schools on Monday after a gap of over six months as government announced re-opening of all schools across the Valley on February 24. Since August 5 last year, all the schools barring a few, remained shut due to the uncertainty and volatile situation.
Notably, the government as well as private educational institutions will resume their class work from Monday after a gap of over seven months.
Meanwhile, Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) said that all schools are set to re-open the schools on February 24, 2020 after winter break in Kashmir Division.
Director School Education Kashmir, Mohammad Younis Malik said that all arrangements have been put in place in this regard. He said that the timing for the schools falling within the Srinagar’s municipal limits will be 10:00 am to 3 pm while in rest of Kashmir division timing will be 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Malik was speaking at a high level meeting convened here today. The meeting was attended by Joint Directors, Chief Education Officers and Zonal Education Officers of Kashmir Division.
The Director urged the teachers to work with dedication for building capacities of the students for their better future. He said that last year students proved their metal and now it is our responsibility to extend our support to them and redouble efforts to get their syllabus completed well in time.
The field Officers were instructed to visit schools regularly to monitor the follow up of academic planner for timely accomplishment of set targets.
The schools were closed in first week of December 2019 owing to the announcement of winter vacation for all schools upto February 22.
However, earlier the educational institutions remained closed for more than four months from August 04 in wake of the decision of the Government of India to split Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh into two separate Union Territory (UT).