Some pvt schools yet to announce winter vacation
Srinagar, Dec 2: Some private schools operating in the Valley are violating Government order to announce winter vacation due to the severe cold wave.
“Instead of following the government order to close down schools in wake of cold weather, some of the private schools are still open causing lot of inconvenience to kids,” said a parent.
A group of parents alleged that these private schools had become a money ‘minting machine’ through which they ‘loot’ people. “They ask parents to pay additional fee as heating charges,” they added.
However, private schools blamed the government for not informing them in advance about announcing the winter vacations. “We had not assigned students any homework for the next three months neither had we held our first unit test which we usually used to hold before winter break,” said a principal of a private school.
Pertinently last year government ordered schools to remain open till December 31, in order t to make up for the academic loss during the last year’s summer unrest. “In 2010 the state government spent Rs 6 crore on installation of heating devices in schools,” said a source.
According to the official of Education Department the decision to close down schools was taken due to severe cold wave prevailing in the Valley. “Schools that violate government order will have to face action,” he added.
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