Govt announces winter vacations for schools

Winter vacations announced

The State Government today announced winter vacations for educational institutions of Kashmir division and the winter zone of Jammu division.

According to an order issued by the Education Department, the winter vacations of the government and private recognized schools of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division would begin from December 17 upto middle standard.

Winter vacations for the High and Higher Secondary Schools would start from December 26.

The educational institutions would reopen on February 28, 2017.

According to the order, in terms of the departmental policy to provide optional winter schooling to the students to compensate the loss suffered during the current year, Director School Education Kashmir is directed to notify Schools where classes will be held during winter vacation for class 8th to 12th and for those students who have taken the 12th exams, also notify Schools for holding of Super-50 coaching, select teachers to be deployed for conduct of classes/coaching in these Schools, who shall be provided incentive. Director School Education Kashmir shall make all infrastructure arrangements for the smooth conduct of classes/coaching.

Similar arrangements for winter schooling/coaching shall be made by DSE Jammu. It is further ordered that officials associated with the conduct of practical examinations shall avail winter vacations only after conclusion of the practical examinations. Further, officials required to undergo training as per the schedule already notified by the Chief Education Officers, shall compulsorily attend the training programme.

 The teaching faculty shall report for duties on February 27, 2017 to supervise arrangements for re-opening of Schools.