Delhi government’s education department on Friday said that there will be a reduction in the duration of winter break for students between classes 6 and 12. This has been said so in order to make up for classes missed during the pollution and heat wave offs.
As per the Directorate of Education (DoE) official, winter break for the academic session 2019-20 has been rescheduled for all government schools under DoE in order to compensate the loss of study hours that occurred due to the closure of schools in July and November on account of the heat wave and poor air quality.
The winter break in government schools was supposed to begin from December 28 and continue till January 15, 2020. It has been issued in a circular by DoE that classes 6 to 12 winter break will commence on January 1, 2020, and continue till January 15, 2020. However, for nursery to class 5, the old schedule of December 28, 2019, to January 15, 2020, will be observed.
As the pollution soared to emergency levels in the capital, Delhi schools had been closed twice between November 1-5 and November 14-15 to save children from exposure. Whereas, during heat wave this year, the Delhi government had extended the summer vacation in city schools for students till class 8 by a week.
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