The move is to compensate for the study hours lost due to holidays owing to deteriorating air quality and heat wave (Representative image)
The move is to compensate for the study hours lost due to holidays owing to deteriorating air quality and heat wave (Representative image)

Delhi govt reduces winter break duration for schools to make up for lost time

  • The winter break in government schools was supposed to begin from 28 Dec and continue till 15 Jan, 2020
  • However, the Directorate of Education said that for classes 6 to 12 winter break will commence on 1 Jan and continue till 15 Jan

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday decided to reduce the duration of winter break for its schools, to compensate for the study hours lost due to holidays owing to deteriorating air quality and heat wave.

The winter break in government schools was supposed to begin from 28 December and continue till 15 January, 2020.

However, the Directorate of Education, in a circular issued to all government schools, said that for classes 6 to 12 winter break will commence on 1 January and continue till 15 January.

However, for nursery to class 5, the old schedule -- 28 December to 15 January -- will be observed, it said.

"Winter break for the academic session 2019-20 has been rescheduled for all government schools under Directorate of Education (DoE) in order to compensate for the loss of study hours that occurred due to the closure of schools in July and November due to the heat wave and deteriorating air quality respectively," it said.

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