After six months Kashmiri students to join classes as schools open on 24 Feb

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Srinagar: Students across Kashmir will join classes in their respective schools on Monday after a gap of over six months as government announces re-opening of all schools across the Valley on 24 February.

Since 5 August last year, all the schools barring a few, remained shut due to “uncertainty.”

The government as well as private educational institutions will resume their class work from Monday after a gap of over seven months.

As per the timing fixed by the department, the schools within Srinagar Municipal limits will remain functional from 10 am to 3 pm while as schools in other areas will remain functional from 10.30am to 3.30 pm.

The schools were closed in first week of December 2019 owing to the announcement of winter vacation for all schools upto 22 February.

However, earlier the educational institutions remained closed for more than four months from 4 August in wake of the decision of the Government of India to split Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh into two separate Union Territory (UT).

Meanwhile on Saturday, Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Muhammad Younis Malik said that all the arrangements are in place for reopening of educational institutions after winter break in Kashmir division.

Malik while speaking in a meeting said the teachers need to work with dedication for building capacities of the students for their better future. The meeting was attended by Joint Directors, Chief Education Officers and Zonal Education Officers of Kashmir division.

“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,” he said.

He said the field officers have been instructed to visit schools regularly to monitor the follow up of academic planner for timeline accomplishment of set targets. (KNO)

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