Schools to open on June 10 as govt clips summer vacation
Kolkata: The state Education department on Thursday shortened the duration of summer holidays in state schools and announced that classes in both primary and secondary schools will commence from June 10.
A notification in this regard was brought out by the department after state Education minister Partha Chatterjee posted on his Facebook page earlier in the day that schools will open from June 10. The earlier notification of the department had declared summer holidays till June 30.
It may be mentioned that Chatterjee had held a meeting with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and other concerned officials on Tuesday and had said that the decision to have summer holidays in schools till June 30 was being reviewed.
He had said that he would also speak with the weather office and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, before bringing out any fresh notification in this regard.
There have been requests from students, a section of teachers as well as guardians to reconsider the decision of closure of schools till June 30.
It was May 3 when the Education department had issued a notification declaring that all government, government-sponsored and non-government aided schools in the state will remain closed on May 3 and May 4 due to the predicted severe cyclonic storm Fani.
It had further stated that all these schools will also remain closed from May 6 to May 20 until commencement of summer vacation, due to the prevailing heat wave. It had added that schools will remain closed till June 30 due to anticipated extreme weather conditions.