School Timing Change: New Schedule due to Strong Heat Stroke in many part of India. Many educational board (CISCE, CBSE and State Board )sent a circular to school. As the rise in mercury and sweltering heat continues across the country several states have changed the schools’ timing.
School Timing Change: New Schedule due to Strong Heat Stroke
While some have shifted regular schools hours ahead and started schools as early as 7 in the morning, other states have postponed the classes, and some have announced early summer holidays. Heatwave across states is so strong that the Centre has advised people to avoid getting out in the sun, especially between 12 noon and 3 pm.
Education Ministry Asks Schools to Change Timings
The Ministry of Education on Wednesday urged schools to modify their timings and relax uniform norms in order to combat the rising temperatures.
“School hours may start early and get over before noon,” the ministry suggested. “Number of school hours per day may be reduced…Students may be allowed to wear loose and light coloured cotton material dress.
Weather Department has Predicted a Rise in Temperatures
The weather department has predicted a rise in temperatures in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and parts of Maharashtra
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a letter to states/UTs stated the daily heat alerts shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as well as NCDC with states indicate a forecast of heatwave for the next three to four days, and maybe disseminated promptly at district/health facility level.
New Schedule Announced in School / Collage
As per the new schedule, nursery schools’ timings would be from 7am to 10 am while classes 1 to 8 would close at 11 am. Both the government and private schools would have to abide by the decision.
Meanwhile, teachers of primary schools have demanded closure of all schools up to class 8
The Members of Adarsh Sikshak Welfare Association (ASWA)
The members of Adarsh Sikshak Welfare Association (ASWA) said weather starts heating from 9 am, when nursery students are at school, and the school gets over the temperature is at its peak. State president, ASWA, Rudra Prabhakar mishra said, “There has been instances of weak kids of primary class complaining of dizziness and vomitting after 10 am. It is atrocious on the part of district authority to send the children to schools at a time when there is a danger of heat stroke due to intense heat waves.”
Different State Schedule Different Timing
The government of Jharkhand has issued a notification to change school timings. Classes for students up to Class 5 will now be conducted from 7 am to 11 am, while classes for Classes 6 to 12 will continue until 12 pm.
According to Dr Chandrashekher Singh, the district magistrate of Patna issued a notification in this regard, and asked all the schools to change the timings from 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m, news agency IANS reported. Earlier, the timing for every school in the district was 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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