Schools in Assam to reschedule classes amid scorching heat

Schools in Assam to reschedule classes amid scorching heat

In response to rising temperatures, the Assam government has announced new school timings starting May 27, 2024. This change aims to protect students from the heatwave affecting Barpeta and Bajali districts.

Story highlights
  • Assam reschedules school timings due to rising temperatures.
  • New timings effective from May 27, 2024, in Barpeta and Bajali districts.
  • Measure aims to protect students from heatwave

Amid rising temperatures and scorching heat, the Assam government has ordered a rescheduling of school timings to ensure the well-being of students. Effective from May 27, 2024, schools in the Barpeta and Bajali districts will commence classes from 7:00 AM.

The directive, issued by the Office of the Inspector of Schools, Barpeta District Circle, follows instructions from the District Commissioner of Barpeta and Bajali districts. The adjustment is in response to the continuous rise in mercury levels, posing health risks to students.

As per the official order, the operating hours for schools have been revised. Lower Primary (L.P.) schools will now function from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Middle English (M.E.) schools will operate from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM. High School (H.S.) and Higher Secondary (H.S.S.) schools will be open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

The revised timings apply to all government, provincialized, and private schools under the Barpeta and Bajali districts. This measure aims to mitigate the impact of the prevailing heatwave on students and ensure their safety during peak heat hours.

The order is effective immediately and will remain in force until further notice.

Edited By: sanchayaita roy
Published On: May 25, 2024