Jammu and Kashmir News
Jammu: The state government has announced summer vacations for all educational institutions of Jammu, including recognised private schools, up to higher secondary level from June 13 on wards owing to the sweltering conditions with maximum temperature hovering around 43 degree Celsius, and no forecast of rainfall.
However, some of the schools have managed to conduct classes, despite government’s notice. These institutions, mostly government, are conducting extra classes for the students appearing in board exams, 8th, 10th and 12th, in order to get better results.
Every year, many students fail to make it through these board exams. Keeping this fact in mind, the Education Department of state has initiated special coaching classes. As per the scheme, the 8th, 10th and 12th class students in various schools throughout the district will be given this opportunity during the summer vacations. The classes will commence for the 40-day period of vacations. The scheme was however, initially adopted by the government schools only, but now more and more private school are following the course.
The Private School Association in a two-day meeting with the Education Department on Friday and Saturday agreed upon the fact that the classes be conducted during the holidays. In a meeting with the CEO Rajouri, Altaf Hussain, the Management staff of the private schools announced that if the Government schools are ready to carry out this drive, then all the private institutions shall join them. The CEO Rajouri also directed the private schools to tutor students from the government schools as well.
The Board of Education has strictly directed all educational institutions to conduct these classes for the students appearing for their board exams only. Any school found running classes other than these would be harshly punished.