Jamshedpur schools decide to extend summer vacation for primary section

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Jamshedpur, June 16 : Here is good news for the students of the Steel City who are reeling under scorching temperature. Concerned over the heat wave conditions prevailing in the city, English medium schools have decided to declared extension of summer vacation. Schools decided to extend holidays for from nursery to class 2 till June 23. The schools will reopen on June 23. While, for the students of class 3 and above classes will run from 6: 25 am to 11:30 am.  

The school authorities said that they have no choice but to extend  holidays. The classes in the primary section of all schools, both English and Hindi medium, will resume on revised dates. However, for the higher classes the schools will resume according to original schedule on June 17.

A senior functionary of Jharkhand Unaided Private English Medium Schools Association, said that the schools have agreed to close down their campuses. “I think the decision will be of great relief for the parents and students, he said. The weatherman has forecast a further rise in the temperature. The day temperature on Monday is likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius.  While adults found it difficult to cope with the heat wave, the worst hit was the school going children. There were number of complaints of students fainting or falling sick due to heat-stroke.

“It is left to the schools to work out the mechanism to cover the loss of study hours. A few of the schools shall probably hold special classes in the weekends,” said a functionary of the Jamshedpur chapter of the Jharkhand Private Unaided English Medium Schools Association. The parents, meanwhile, have expressed delight on the extension of the summer vacations.

Meanwhile, curfew-like situation prevails in the city during the day as the denizens stayed indoors till the evening due to the sweltering heat. Heat waves and sultry weather scare vehicle riders and pedestrians, and it resulted in roads wearing a deserted look during the day.
“The heat is unbearable and the high humidity is making life miserable. We cannot stay inside our homes, so how can we concentrate on studies, “ said Nidhi, a Class IX student.

Passengers and commuters have been worst hit with hot winds blowing during the day. While the elderly have been staying indoors, those who are being forced to step out for official or personal work are taking adequate precautions.

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