Government schools in West Bengal will begin summer vacation from May 2, Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced. The announcement comes after the CM held a meeting on Wednesday under the pretext of the heat wave in the state. According to MeT, it will remain warm until April 28.
CM Banerjee had previously asked all schools to try to take classes in the morning because of the heat wave. Schools in West Bengal reopened in February due to a decline in Covid-19 cases, after resorting to online classes for the past two years. According to the Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) Kolkata, weather conditions may improve after April 29.
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Earlier, a renowned school in Kolkata, South Point School, had decided to cancel all face-to-face classes for the rest of this week, through Friday, due to the heat waves. Classes will be held online, according to the schedule, the school had informed parents and students. “We hope that weather conditions will improve from next week so that we can resume classes at school from Monday,” the official statement read.
Not only in West Bengal, the government of Odisha had also suspended classes from all schools for five days this week, effective from Tuesday. A notice issued by the Department of School and Mass Education reported that although classes will be suspended for five days, the exam will be conducted according to the schedule to be administered by the Council of Secondary Education and the Council of Higher Secondary Education.
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While Madhya Pradesh School Education Department had changed school times for students in Bhopal as well as 13 districts experiencing heat waves. The department changed the times of schools from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. On Twitter, the official responsible for the education department issued the notice to change the times of both government and non-government schools in the capital. However, the times of the exam remain the same.
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