Schools to resume academics in J-K after 90-day winter break

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Kashmiri school girls walk on a busy road in Srinagar
Kashmiri school girls walk on a busy road in Srinagar | Photo: Flickr/Azman Jumat

SRINAGAR — More than 13,000 private and government schools of Kashmir valley and winter zones of Jammu division are all set to resume academics on Wednesday following a three-month-long winter vacation.

According to the news agency KNO, the School Education Department on November 25 announced the closure of schools for winter vacations in a phased manner in Kashmir and winter zones of Jammu division from December 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023.

The vacations for primary level classes up to 5th standard were observed from December 1 to February 28 while for the 6th to 8th standard, the closure of schools for winter vacations was observed from December 12 to February 28.

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Likewise, in the case of secondary and senior secondary level students, vacation was observed from December 19 to February 28.

According to official figures, a total of 10,851 government and 2550 private schools are functioning in the Kashmir division.

In the meantime, the School Education Department on Tuesday changed school timing in Srinagar city from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The Under Secretary to the Government for School Education Department said, “I am directed to convey the approval of the department for change of school timings in Srinagar city from 9 AM to 2 PM from March 1.”

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