The Vadodara District Education Officer (DEO) on Saturday issued a notification ordering all the schools to adjust their timetables due to the extremely cold weather.
DEO RR Vyas’s circular stated that all government, grant-in-aid, and private schools in Vadodara have been directed to start classes at 8 am starting on Monday.
According to Vyas’ statement, Atul Gor, the Vadodara district collector, made the decision on which the orders were based. Until a new directive is issued to the schools, the directive that will apply to all education boards’ schools will continue in effect.
Due to the change in schedules, the schools have been urged to make the necessary preparations to cover the remaining course content.
It is important to note that the Gujarat government had already approved a change in school hours after a girl student in Class 8 died in a Rajkot school from a cardiac arrest brought on by a bitter cold.
Students must leave their houses early in the morning when it is very chilly because most primary schools start their morning shifts at 7.15 am or 7.30 am.
The Vadodara Parents Association appreciated the district administration for its decision. The group had also petitioned the authorities to adjust the times of the schools in response to the extreme cold in the state.
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