As high temperature continues in Kashmir and parents demanding extension in summer vacations in schools, the government is undecided.
“As of now we have not decided anything about extending the summer vacations,” Advisor to Governor Farooq Khan said on Tuesday.
“The decision will be taken only after considering the ground situation,” he added.
Parents said that government should extend the summer vacation by at least a week and order their re-opening on Monday instead on Thursday.
Manzoor Ahmad, a parent who son is in a primary school, said, “The high temperature prevailing in the Valley will take a toll on children’s heath. Therefore the Director of School Education (DSEK) must extend the vacations by one week to avoid any eventuality.”
“There are many government schools where no cooling facility has been made available for staff and students. The hot temperature will not even let the students study properly.”
The summer vacation in the Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu was announced by the government from July 15 to 24.
Deputy Director of Meteorological (MeT) department, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, meanwhile, said, “The humidity in Kashmir division is likely to rise on July 25, 26 and 27.”
“On July 24, the temperature will likely remain 33-34 degree Celsius in the Valley and on July 25, 26 and 27 there are chances of light to moderate rain due to which the humidity is likely to go up.”