Assam: Kamrup Metro District administration revises school timings amid heat wave


With the mercury hitting the unbearable heights, the Kamrup Metropolitan District administration has rescheduled school timings for all private and government schools under its ambit in response to the ongoing heat wave from Monday (May 27).

According to an official notification issued by the Office of the District Elementary Education Officer, the school hours have been revised in both state-run and private schools under the Kamrup (M) district.

The revised timings of the schools will be as follows:
1. L.P Schools: 7:30 AM to 12 Noon
2. M.E Schools: 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3. HS/HSS Schools: 7:30 AM to 1 PM

An order issued by the Inspector of Schools of Kamrup (Metro) district also instructed schools to follow the below mentioned points:

1. To conduct the morning assembly inside the classroom or shaded area.

2. Electric fans must be kept in running condition. In case of defective fans, immediate measure to be taken for their repair or replacement.

3. Student may be instructed not to wear blazer, waist coat & ties during the current heat wave. And if students feels uncomfortable in wearing shoes, they may be allowed to wear sandals.

4. If any uneasiness observed among the students’, parents must be informed immediately and contact with the nearest hospital for medical assistance. Awareness may be created among the parents for precautionary measure to be taken during this heat wave through messages or over phone.

5. The previous order regarding ringing of water bell thrice everyday during school hours will also continue with this.

This order comes into force with immediate effect and shall stand in force until further order.