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Schools worried over bandh effect

Most schools have already lost two to five working days and are planning to make up for the loss by holding classes in extra time. The schools will also remain open on Saturdays or have a short winter break.

india Updated: Nov 08, 2006 13:21 IST

Almost all private and government schools in the Capital will remain closed on Wednesday because of the protest being staged by the traders against the sealing drive.

Most schools have already lost two to five working days and are planning to make up for the loss by holding classes in extra time. The schools will also remain open on Saturdays or have a short winter break.

“Since we work only five days a week, we have decided to work on Saturdays to make up for the loss of working days,” said Cynthia Manoharan, principal, St. Thomas School.

“We will cut short the winter break depending on the academic loss. One can’t say for sure as the situation may escalate in the coming days,” said Suraj Prakash, principal, CRPF School. Many schools have not yet decided and will take a decision in the coming days.

“We will decide how to compensate for the loss once the schools reopen,” said Lata Vaidyanathan, principal, Modern School. Laxman Public School intends to remain open on Saturdays depending on the loss of working days. Schools in the city are worried not just about the academic loss but also about the cancellation of extra-curricular activities planned during this period.

“Many inter-school competitions and other intra-school activities have either been postponed or cancelled owing to the closure of the schools,” rued Usha Ram, chairperson, National Progressive Schools’ conference and principal, Laxman Public School.

First Published: Nov 08, 2006 13:21 IST