*Govt Clarifies: Teachers not teaching students of Higher Classes to observe winter vacation from Dec 1*
Srinagar, Dec 01 (KNO): Amid confusion among the government teachers of clubbed primary and middle schools regarding the winter vacations, the government Thursday clarified that the teachers have to observe the vacations from December-01 only if they are not teaching the students of higher classes.
Top officials in the administration told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the teachers of the clubbed primary and middle schools who are teaching higher classes shall observe the winter vacations when all the closed are closed.
“All the teachers of clubbed primary schools shall observe the winter vacations from December-12 while as the teachers of clubbed middle schools who are teaching higher classes in high, secondary or senior secondary schools shall observe the vacations from December-19,” the official said.
The official further said, “However, all those teachers of clubbed primary schools who are not involved in teaching the students of higher classes shall observe the winter vacation as per the schedule issued by the department.”
Earlier the government had announced winter vacations for winter zone of Kashmir and Jammu divisions in a phased manner between December-01 to December-19.
The government had decided to close the primary level schools upto 5th standard from December-01 followed by middle level classes from 6th to 8th from December-12 and higher classes from December-19 respectively—(KNO)