Haryana Extends Summer Vacations: On Friday, the Haryana government decided to extend the summer vacations in schools till June 15.
An order regarding the same was issued by the state’s Directorate of School Education. It stated that the vacations were extended, due to the COVID-19 situation in the state. Earlier, the summer vacations in schools in Haryana was till May 31. The state was going to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 from June 1.
Summer vacations in all government, as well as private schools, extended up to June 15; staff including teachers to join school in 50% capacity from June 1: Government of Haryana pic.twitter.com/PhXxzGPVFd
— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2021
However, the order stated that teachers will have to go to their respective schools for work from June 1. Only 50 per sent of them will be allowed at a time. They will have to do all the administrative and educational work, such as preparing the report cards of students, and starting all the admission-related work.
HSEB class 12 exams might be held from July 25 onwards
Besides that, on May 23, the Haryana government had announced that the Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE), class 12 exams. It said that the tentative date for the exams was set at July 25, but no exam schedule has been released as yet.
Punjab declared summer vacations in schools from May 24
Punjab had declared that there will be a one-month summer vacation in schools, from May 24 to June 23. It was Punjab School Education Minister Mr Vijay Inder Singla, who made the announcement. This was done due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the state.
Schools in Punjab were already closed for students for over a month, but the latest announcement included teachers and staff members as well.
Besides Haryana and Punjab, many other states in the country have declared summer vacations for their schools. This includes Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Delhi, the capital city.