Educational institutions including universities, colleges and schools were closed across the Union Territory in April following a spike in Covid-19 cases, but the students are attending their classes through online mode from their homes.
While schools in Kashmir and parts of Jammu falling under the winter zone close for nearly three-month winter vacation and a 10-day summer vacation annually, the summer zone schools in Jammu usually have one-and-a-half month summer vacation, and a brief winter break every year.
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Issuing the summer vacation order for summer zone schools, Principal Secretary in School Education department B K Singh, however, said there would be online interaction of teaching faculty with students at least once in a week.
“Weekly programs and assessment shall continue to be conducted throughout the vacations for engaging children in cultural activities and for consolidation of curriculum/ syllabus already covered,” the order said, adding the teacher would remain available for any query of students on his phone or through other online modes of communication.