West Bengal govt directs private schools to shift to online classes from May 7

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Updated on May 6, 2022 11:42 IST

Manish Jain, Principal Secretary to the school education department, told the private schools to shift online if they cannot advance the summer holiday time from May 2 as was directed by the department notice in April. 

West Bengal govt directs private schools to shift to online classes from May 7

West Bengal govt directs private schools to shift to online classes from May 7

All the private schools in West Bengal have been directed by the state government to stop offline classes from May 7 owing to the extreme heatwave. The schools have been directed to shift online, a school education department official announced. 

Manish Jain, Principal Secretary to the school education department, told the private schools to shift online if they cannot advance the summer holiday time from May 2 as was directed by the department notice in April. 

"The private schools should not be conducting the offline classes in the school building now as many students are falling sick due to the extreme heat condition. They should not take any decision unilaterally against the announcement made by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on this issue," the official said while quoting Jain as saying during the meeting with around 30 private schools' authorities. 

In April, the West Bengal Chief Minister had directed the schools to advance their vacation from May 2 to June 15 in the wake of the unbearable heatwave conditions. She had also urged the private schools to follow the same. However, many private schools had decided to go ahead with offline classes.

Meanwhile, the state-run or govt-aided schools announced early summer vacation from May 2 in line with the government notice. Several residential colleges and institutes have however decided to curtail the summer vacation with an aim to make up for the academic loss caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NIT Durgapur has also announced that it has decided to reduce the two-month-long summer break for the first-year students to a three-week recess.

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