Srinagar: Except in south Kashmir, all private and government primary and middle schools will re-open on Saturday, five days later than scheduled, after winter vacations of more than 3 months, officials said today. The schools were to re-open on Monday but the killing of civilians by the army in Shopian a day before made the government extend the holidays as a precautionary measure.
A top official in the education department, who did not wish to be named, said that schools and colleges in north and central parts of Kashmir will open on Saturday but schools in south Kashmir will remain closed.
He said that schools in south Kashmir will re-open on Monday.
He also said that all school examinations scheduled for Saturday will be held as per schedule.
Secondary and higher secondary schools in Kashmir have already re-opened on 26 February after winter vacations.
The controller of examinations at Kashmir University said that examinations scheduled for Saturday will be held as per schedule. “From tomorrow there will be no change in exam schedule. Fresh dates will be issued for the postponed papers,” Dr Muhammad Yusuf Bhat said on Friday.