In 3 months, students suffer loss of 71 school hours in Sgr due to curtailment in timing

In the past three months, students in J&K’s summer capital district, Srinagar, have suffered loss of 71 school hours due to curtailment in school timing.

Following the reopening of schools after winter vacations in February, the School Education Department announced school timing across Kashmir division from March-01 wherein it has shortened one hour for those institutions falling within the municipality limits of Srinagar.

According to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), from March 01 to May 31, the School timing within the limits of Srinagar Municipal Corporation was 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, a departure from normal school timing in the city.

The normal school timing in the city is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The shortening of school timing meant a loss of one hour daily for thousands of children studying in private as well as government institutions in the city.

There were a total 71 working days from March 01 to May 31.

This means students in Srinagar suffered an academic loss of 71 hours due to revision of school timing on Feb 28.

Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Alok Kumar told KNO that the department would look into the matter.

“We are assessing it,” he said—(KNO)

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