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Kashmir schools re-open after 95 day winter break


Srinagar, Mar 4: Donning uniforms, school students' of valley Monday returned to educational institutions after a winter break of over two months.

Barring a few places in frontier district Kupwara, the schools across Kashmir valley welcomed the students with a celebration day.

The Srinagar based KNO news agency spoke to some of the students who looked joyous over the resumption of classes.

“The winter vacations are always a good experiment but students can grasp the lectures more properly in offline classes,” Sabreen, a school student said.

She said staying at home continuously for nearly three months has made her lazy. “But the resumption of physical academic activities has brought joy among the students.”

Meanwhile, another student Nadeem Iqbal said that he was impatiently waiting for schools to reopen so that he could meet his friends and attend classes and appear in annual exams.

School in-charge of several institutions said that on the first day of reopening of schools, there was a good footfall of students in Kashmir valley.

Meanwhile, the district administration of Kupwara said that in order to ensure safety of Students & teachers, all the schools in the areas of Keran, Budnambal, Jumagund, Kumkadi, Machil and upper reaches of Karnah sub-division shall remain closed on 4th & 5th of March-2024 keeping in view the recent heavy snowfall followed by avalanche warning issued by JKDMA.

Pertinently, the government in December-2023 had ordered closure of schools in a phased manner in Kashmir division from November-28-2023 to February-29-2024.

For primary level classes' upto 8th standard, the vacations were announced from November-28 to February-29-2024 and from 9th standard onwards upto 12th standard, the vacations were announced from December-11 to February-29-2024 respectively.

DSEK had ordered that the teaching staff to report back to their respective schools on February-21-2024, so that they remain available for making arrangements regarding preparation of ensuing examinations.

On February-29, the government said that the schools in Kashmir division shall commence class work from March-04 instead of March-01 in view of inclement .

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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