The government today denied having announced summer vacation in educational institutions in the Kashmir valley.
Director School Education, Dr G N Itoo told a local news gathering agency that the department has issued no such order.
“We have no announced summer vacation in school,” Itoo said.
The news about closing of schools in Kashmir for summer vacation from July 1 to July 18 is being circulated on social media, including What’s app, and is being attributed to former Commissioner Secretary Education, Shaleen Kabra, who was recently transfered from the department.
The order was issued last year by the government when Kabra headed the department.
“The news is totally false as any such order will be issued by the present Commissioner Secretary Farooq Ahmad Shah,” The director education said.