In view of preventing spread of Covid-19, the government has ordered all the private, public schools and coaching centers of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district to suspend community classes for two weeks.
The Chief Education Officer (CEO) of Kulgam, M A Rather said that he received the directions from the Deputy Commissioner (DC) to suspend the community classes in all educational establishments.
In a communiqué, Rather said, “As per the directions of DC Kulgam, the community classes have been suspended in all government as well as private schools and coaching centers with immediate effect for two weeks.”
He said that all the heads of institutions (HoIs) of government and private schools are put under strict instructions to implement the directions in spirit and letter.
The CEO however said that the concerned authorities shall ensure the conduct of online classes in their institutions.
Rather also said that if any violation was found, it would seriously be dealt with “Strict actions will be taken against the violators under Disaster Management Act.”
The government earlier this month has said that the community classes shall be taken regularly by academic staff including teachers as per prescribed guidelines in all feasible areas including Jammu and Kashmir Division.
The government has also ordered that a daily reporting of academic work including community classes, homework for online classes by Directors of School Education shall be submitted regularly.