Schools in Kashmir to reopen in phases from 1 March

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday ordered the opening of all schools in Kashmir Valley in a staggered manner from next month. While schools from 9 to 12 standard shall open from 1 March, the elementary schools have been ordered to open for students from 8 March.

“In continuation of government order (no.19-Edu of 2021 dated 22-1-2021), it is hereby ordered that all government educational institutions including recognized private schools shall physically open in a staggered manner for academic activities wherein schools of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division for Class 9th to 12h will function from March-01-2021,” reads the order by Administrative Secretary School Education Department B K Singh.

“In case of elementary classes’ upto class 8th, teachers shall attend the schools from March-01-2021 for preparation and students shall physically attend classes’ wef from March-08-2021,” it reads further, adding, “Notified Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) guidelines shall remain unaltered and shall be followed in letter and spirit.

Principal Sainik School Nagrota Jammu, the order said, shall follow advisory of Ministry of Defence, GoI, dated 8 February for re-opening of the school. (GNS)

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