Govt announces winter vacation schedule

Schools up to Class 8 to close from December 3

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 18 2017 12:26AM | Updated Date: Nov 18 2017 12:26AM
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The government on Friday announced winter vacation for all government and recognised private schools in Kashmir division as well as the winter zones of Jammu division.

According to an order issued by the school education department, the vacations from primary-level to class 8th will start from December 3 till March 3, 2018 and for the high and higher secondary classes from December 10 to February 24, 2018.

Officials associated with conduct of practical examinations, if any, shall avail the winter vacations only after conclusion of the practical exams, the order read.

“No school will be allowed to function during winter vacations. Any violation in this regard will result in strict action against the school as per law,” a spokesman of the department said.

Also, the officials required to undergo training as per schedule already notified by the chief education officer have been asked to compulsorily attend the training programmes.

“The teaching faculty shall report for duties in advance on February 23, 2018 to supervise the reopening of schools,” the government order read.

Meanwhile, director school education Kashmir GN Itoo said that they have identified 10 schools in each zone to conduct free winter tutorials for students.

“The winter tutorials will be free for all students but they will have to pay Rs 300 as one-time heating charges,” Itoo said.

He said that the classes for winter tutorials will commence from first day of winter vacations.

“Besides, we have also made up all arrangements for CM’s Super-50 coaching programme,” he said.

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