In the wake of rising temperatures, the Nagaon district administration and the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) have changed the school timings of all educational institutions (government and private) from 7-30 am with immediate effect.
The order comes due to the continuous rise of the mercury, prevailing scorching heat, and view of the health of the students.
According to the order, school timings of educational institutions (lower primary) have been changed.
From the month of June to August, the timings of schools (lower primary) in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts of Assam will be 7:30 am to 12:15 pm.
This decision to change the school timings was taken by the KAAC in Assam “in view of soaring temperature and prevailing heat wave in the whole of state and particularly in the districts of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong”.
In Nagaon, too the timings of schools have been changed and a letter was issued by the administration.
“A letter received from the inspector of Schools, NDC, Nagaon and DEEO Nagaon dated on June 2, 2023, regarding shifting of normal school time in Nagaon District due to the continuous rise of the Mercury level and prevailing scorching heat,” the notification read.
“Considering the above and in the interest of the public, the timing of following categories Educational Institutions (Government and private) under Nagaon District is hereby rescheduled,” it said.
“The timings of LP Schools will start from 7:30 am to 12:15 pm, ME School timings are 7:30 to 12:45 pm and HS and HS Schools start from 7:30 am to 1:15 pm,” it stated.
This order comes into force with immediate effect and shall remain until further order, it further said.
It may be mentioned here that the entire state of Assam has been reeling under severe heat waves with temperatures of 37-40 degrees celcius recorded in some parts of the state.