SRINAGAR: Donning uniforms, school students’ of Kashmir 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.

A local 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.

The school in charge of several institutions said that on the first day of the reopening of schools, there was a good footfall of students in Kashmir Valley.

Meanwhile, the district administration of Kupwara said that to ensure the 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 the closure of schools in a phased manner in the Kashmir division from November 28, 2023, to February-29-2024.

For primary level classes up to the 8th standard, the vacations were announced from November-28 to February-29-2024 and from the 9th standard onwards up to the 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 the preparation of ensuing examinations.

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


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