New Delhi: After the winter break of three months, schools in Kashmir reopened on Monday. The timing for the schools falling within Srinagar’s municipal limits will be 10:00 AM to 3 PM while in rest of Kashmir division timings will be 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Also Read - Panchayat Polls in Jammu And Kashmir Scheduled For March 5 Postponed Due to Law, Order Issues
Parents are hopeful that there will be a resumption in normal education in Kashmir. Speaking to news agency IANS, father of a class 2 student said,”We hope that there will be unhindered education for students now. Students have already lost a lot of time, they cannot afford to lose more.” Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Civilian Shot Dead in Militant Attack in Tral Area
Meawnhile Director, Schools Education, Kashmir, Mohammad Younis Malik said that all arrangements have been put in place for the reopening of schools. Malik asserted that last year students proved their mettle and now it is our responsibility to extend our support to them and redouble efforts to get their syllabus completed well in time. The field Officers were instructed to visit schools regularly to monitor the follow up of academic planner for timely accomplishment of set targets.
Post the revocation of Article 370, students in Kashmir have been missing school for the last six months. A shutdown coupled with a communications blockade in Kashmir also hit education in the valley. The attendance in schools slowly picked up since October but it was not satisfactory.