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Senior schools in Kashmir re-open after vacation

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School children hold morning prayers as the schools opened after long winter vacations. Photo/Javed Khan

Srinagar, Feb 26: The secondary and higher secondary schools in Kashmir re-opened today after three-month long winter vacation.

The schools were closed since December 01 last year, 15 days earlier than the schedule time, due to intense cold wave conditions in the Valley.

"The students of class 9, 10, 11 and 12 (secondary and higher secondary) today resumed class-work as the winter vacation for these classes came to end yesterday," an official of the Education department said.

The primary schools will open on March 05, he said.

Meanwhile, at the start of the new session in the schools, Minister for Education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari expressed his good wishes to the students for the forthcoming session. He said many steps are being taken for upgradation of the basic infrastructure in educational institutions.

Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah and Director School Education also expressed good wishes to the students over the start of the new academic calendar.

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