Due to the Cold Wave, Chandigarh Schools will be Closed until Class 8


The bone-biting cold has been plaguing North India. Early in the morning, the area was shrouded in fog, making visibility only a few meters. School holidays were extended in Chandigarh for pupils up to Class 8.

Since the cold wave conditions are still prevailing in North India, all government and private schools in Chandigarh have decided to halt physical courses up to standard 8 until January 20, according to the Director of School Education. The cold weather in the area prompted the UT administration to prolong the school holiday for students.

The directive, which was issued on Saturday, states that both government and private schools are prohibited from holding in-person classes for children up to Standard 8 until January 20. However, pupils may arrange for online classes.

Due to the current unfavorable weather and to protect children from the intense cold, there won’t be any in-person classes up to Class VIII in any government, government-aided, or recognized private schools in UT Chandigarh until January 20, 2024. For these classes, the institutions may set up online courses for their pupils, according to the directive.

The classes in all Chandigarh government and private schools for students in Standard 9 to 12 will continue to progress; however, in order to prevent cold spells in the early morning and late evening, the schools have been instructed not to open earlier than 9.30 am and not later than 4 pm.

“Until January 20, 2024, all Government, Government-Aided, and Recognized Private Schools in the University of Chandigarh shall open for students no earlier than 9.30 am and close no later than 4 pm for Class IX through XII.

The decree said, “The Schools shall consider the cold spell, particularly in the early morning and late evening, and the time taken by the children for their commute to and from school when regulating the timing for these classes.”

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