Srinagar, June 06: As the offices across Jammu and Kashmir reopened after three-month-long closure, the government on Saturday said that the orders regarding the closure of schools till June 15 shall remain intact.
Principal Secretary to government, School Education Department, Asgar Samoon as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) tweeted that he has spoken to Secretary General Administrative Department (GAD) and the orders regarding closure of schools till June 15 remains unchanged.
Besides, he informed KNO that the closure of Schools may get further extended if the situation will not improve on the ground. He added that several Jammu government schools alongside NH44 have been converted into quarantine centres and these schools need to be vacated and sanitized before the schools re-open in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the parents told KNO that they won’t allow their wards to attend schools during the ongoing pandemic.
One of the parents, Asma Jan said, “My child hasn’t been to School since August-2019 and allowing him to go to the school during ongoing crisis won’t be a good step too. I cannot put my beloved’s life in danger.”
“The government should consider the ongoing situation and should order extension in closure of all the educational institutions till Coronavirus threat is contained,” said another parent.
Earlier in March this year, the schools and colleges reopened after a gap of more than seven months following the abrogation of Article 370 in August last year.
In the second week of March, the government ordered closure of all the education in wake of Coronavirus outbreak till March 31 that got further extended from time to time