Winter camps for students in Kashmir from Jan 18: Govt

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, today said that winter camps for elementary classes of 3rd to 7th standard shall start from January 18, 2017

The classes will be held from 11 am to 3 pm daily from Saturday to Thursday every week and every zone shall have two winter camps at Elementary/ High School level with best infra-structure available

DSEK said that students from both government as well as private schools of class 3rd to grade 7th can attend the camps.

He said concerned ZEOs and CEOs have been asked to make all the necessary heating arrangements to facilitate the students.

Giving details, it was said that winter camps shall have one hour daily class for Math, English, EVS and Social Science, and another one hour session would be for co-curricular activities like Poetry, Painting, Story-telling, Crafts, Theater and Educational movies.

This, the order said, has been done to safeguard academic interest of students by commencing the new session on time for which admission is usually done in the month of November in the Winter Zone. Justifying the decision, it pointed out that though partial assessment of students for Term-I was made for classes 8th, 9th and 11th, students of a large number of educational institutions in Kashmir Valley could not attend their classes after the 2016 summer vacations because of unrest. It also asked the educational institutions in the Valley to hold additional remedial classes during


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