Govt Announces Winter Vacation for Kashmir Schools

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Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday announced winter vacations for educational institutions of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division due to freezing conditions.

“In view of increase in cold weather conditions, there was proposal for early vacations in schools. A meeting in this regard was held yesterday and the proposal has been approved,” Principal Secretary School Education Department, Bishwajit Kumar Singh said.

He said a formal order in this regard will be issued on Wednesday.

As per the proposal, winter vacation for upto 8th standard would be observed with effect from 6th December to February 28 while for 9th standard onwards the vacation would be observed with effect from 13th December to February ending.

He said the both government and private schools shall complete their ongoing online exams before closing the institutions for the ensuing vacation.

However, he said school shall not be allowed to continue with the class work during the winter vacations.

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