Spike in Covid: All Schools, coaching centres closed till April 30
Srinagar: The government on Thursday extended the closure of schools amid continuing upsurge in covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir till April 30. The admin also ordered closure of coaching centres and even cancelled the ongoing matriculation exams.
“All schools in J&K shall continue to remain closed for imparting on-campus / in- person education to the students of all classes (i.e., up to and including Class 12), till 30.04.2021,” reads an order by Simrandeep Singh, member Secretary State executive Committee.
It is further ordered that all Coaching and tuition centers imparting in-person teaching to Students shall remain closed in the entire J&K till 30.04.2021.
The order said that the decision was taken after a detailed review of the current COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir was conducted with the Financial Commissioner Health; Administrative Secretary School Education; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu/Kashmir and other officers.
The decision was taken in view of the trend in new cases particularly the recent spike in the number of daily reported cases of infection in some districts of J&K, the order underlined.
Meanwhile, the administration on Thursday cancelled the ongoing exams of J&K BOSE for remaining subjects of Class X and postponed class XII exams.
“In view of rising cases of COVID19, Class X ongoing exams for remaining subjects has been cancelled and their promotion to class XI will be decided on the basis of their performance in subjects already undertaken in present exam and internal assessment,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha ‘s office said in a tweet.
“In case of ongoing XII exams, it has been postponed and it will be reviewed after one month,” the tweet informed.