The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to shut down the educational institutes in the region, including all the schools and colleges, till May 31 in view of the sudden surge of Covid-19 cases in the union territory in the past month.
The authorities had earlier closed all the schools, colleges, universities, technical and skill development institutions in the union territory till April 30, but the closure was extended as the Covid-19 cases in the area have been steadily increasing.
A tweet by ANI in this regard states, “All schools, colleges, universities, technical or skill development Institutes in Jammu and Kashmir to remain closed till May 31.” ANI mentioned that this statement was issued by the government of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier last month, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting regarding the Covid-19 situation in the UT and decided to set several restrictions in place for the safety of the citizens, which included the closure of schools and colleges.
All, schools, colleges, universities, technical/skill development Institutes in Jammu and Kashmir to remain closed till 31st May: Govt of J&K
— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021
JKBOSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021
A few weeks ago, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has also decided to postpone the Class 12 board exams and cancel the Class 10 board exams this year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic across the union territory.
This decision came after the Central Board of Secondary Education took a similar call regarding the CBSE board exams in view of the rising cries of students and parents across the country to cancel the board exams amid the pandemic situation.
Last month, various school teachers in Jammu and Kashmir were tested positive for Covid-19, which urged the government to shut down schools in the area. The schools will be reopened only after the pandemic is under control in the region.
The colleges and universities were earlier allowed to conduct the classes for the students through online portals. The classes will continue to be conducted online in the union territory till the educational institutes are ready for reopening.