The Hush Post| 20:14 pm| one-minute-read|
To beat disruption due to Corona Virus, the Punjab government has decided to advance summer holidays in schools. It will also promote students of Classes 5 and 8 in Punjab School Education Board schools to the next class based on their performance in previous examinations.
Summer holidays have been extended from April 11 to May 1, officials said. Since this will coincide with the lockdown in the state, the number of days students would have lost would be a lot less than what was otherwise expected.
The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting held on Friday. The Cabinet under Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to extend curfew in the state until May 1.
Coronavirus outbreak in Punjab forced the state government to order a complete lockdown and later impose a curfew last month. Several school examinations have been affected as a result, including board exams.