March 2nd to be first working day in Kashmir schools: Govt
HT NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, February 27: The J&K government has decided to reopen the government schools for routine classwork from March 02.
Notably, the winter vacation for schools up to the higher secondary level in Kashmir and winter zones of Jammu ended on February 26 (Saturday) following which the schools were expected to reopen from February 28 (Monday).
However, the State Executive Committee (SEC) had earlier ordered the reopening of schools after February 28 in Kashmir and winter zones of the Jammu division.
“There is a confusion whether the schools will reopen on February 28 or on the first working day after February 28 as SEC has ordered for reopening of schools after February 28,” a teacher said.
Principal Secretary School Education Department (SED) Bishwajit Kumar Singh said the schools will reopen for routine schooling on March 02.
“The SEC has ordered reopening of schools after February 28 and March 01 is a holiday. So, the first working day in schools will be March 2,” Singh told.
Notably, the higher educational institutions and schools in Jammu reopened for routine schooling in a phased manner from February 14.