All Heads of Government Schools of the Directorate of Education are instructed to cease certain remedial classes immediately in light of the current extreme cold wave in Delhi: The formal announcement read.
Remedial lessons for students in grades 9 through 12 should be suspended over the winter break, according to a formal notice published on Sunday by the Delhi Directorate of Education (DoE). The choice was made on a day when Delhi’s main weather station recorded a drop in temperature to a bone-chilling 1.9 degrees Celsius, the worst January temperature in two years.
The Delhi government’s official circular also stated that all practical exams, project evaluations, and/or internal assessments for classes 10 and 12 will go according to schedule.
The letter also stated that “work on conducting practical exams, project assessments, and internal assessments for classes X and XII for the semester 2022–23 will proceed as scheduled.”
During the winter break, the Delhi government schools offered remedial lessons to pupils in grades 9 through 12.
In the meantime, due to the cold snap, the winter break has been extended until January 15 in Delhi’s private and public schools.
Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Uttar Pradesh are all under a red alert for intense fog from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). “We have issued an Orange alert for Rajasthan and Bihar and a Red warning for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and UP. Very dense to dense fog is expected. There won’t be a cold wave starting on January 10th, according to IMD director Dr. RK Jenamani on Sunday.
Due to the present cold wave, the state governments of Bihar and Jharkhand have announced school holidays as well.
The movement of road, rail, and air traffic was hampered by the blinding blanket of dense fog that engulfed northwest India and the neighbouring central and eastern regions of the country.