Primary classes in Delhi government schools shut for three days

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Primary classes in Delhi government schools will not be held for three days from January 21 to 23 due to cold weather conditions here.

The Delhi government has also directed private schools to amend their timings, and has issued directions to government schools to delay the start of other classes by one hour, an official communique said on Wednesday.

“Due to ongoing cold weather and the weather forecast that temperature of Delhi may decrease further, it has been decided that primary classes (class KG to class 5) will remain suspended from January 21-23,” a notice from the Directorate of Education (DoE) stated.

Dense fog engulfed the national capital on Wednesday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 9 degrees Celsius.

According to the circular, the morning shift and the general shift in government schools and government-aided schools will start an hour later than the usual time. Similarly, the evening shift will close and hour early. All private and unaided schools have been advised to amend their timings accordingly.

Noida and Ghaziabad administrations had on Tuesday ordered closure of schools for two days in the wake of the intense cold.

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