Compiled by: Sukanya Nandy
Last updated: Sep 11, 2023 09:05 IST
All schools in Lucknow will remain closed today, September 11, due to heavy rain and heavy thunderstorm. District Magistrate Suryapal Gangawar has ordered closure of schools up to class 12 after Lucknow was hit by lightning and heavy rain around 2.30 am.
As per the order of District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar, taking into account the warning of heavy rain and lightning issued by the Meteorological Department, schools up to class 12 of all boards in all urban and rural areas of Lucknow city will remain closed. All government, government-aided and private schools will remain closed, the official notice said.
Uttar Pradesh | In view of heavy rain and IMD alert, all schools up to class 12 in Lucknow will remain closed on September 11: DM Lucknow pic.twitter.com/RKaIJzTURk— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 11, 2023
District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar said there has been continuous bad weather in Lucknow for the past few hours. It is raining continuously, which is why this order has been issued. It will be ensured that this order is strictly adhered to.
It was reported that several areas in the state capital were flooded and strong winds led to the snapping of electricity and telecom wires. The district administration has initiated relief and rescue measures even as rain continues to lash the capital, IANS reported.
According to the information from the Lucknow Meteorological Center, there is no sign of the rain stopping till 10 am on Monday morning. This means that the rain that started late at night will continue until 10am today. In addition, it will rain occasionally throughout the day.
Meanwhile, the primary education department schools in UP will conduct assessments of the students every quarter. The exams will be held from today, September 11 to 16. These will be based on the objectives/learning outcomes achieved via the Saral App. The knowledge level in language and mathematics of students from classes 1 to 5 and that of mathematics and science subjects of students from classes 6 to 8 are tested.
For students from classes 1 to 3, one question paper will be provided for every five children. Question papers will be given to every student in classes 4 to 8. The responsibility for conducting the exam with integrity lies with the Basic Education Officer (BEO), the Block Education Officer and the District Coordinator (Training).