Edu department clarifies on reopening of schools, DC’s to decide

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    SRINAGAR: The government on Monday finally decided that respective deputy commissioners will take a call on opening or closing of schools in Kashmir.

    Director School education (DSEK) said that the decision was taken after taking a review and authorized the concerned deputy commissioners to decide about reopening of educational institutions in their respective districts.

    The Education Department has given the directions that the concerned Deputy Commissioners to take a call on the issue, an officer of DSEK said.

    He said the government has not decided to close the educational institutions but the deputy Commissioners will take the decision in their respective districts keeping in view the situation.

    Earlier, minister for education Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari had said the educational institutions will remain closed for two more days. (GNS)