Published: 01st October 2019
Article 370: All Jammu & Kashmir schools to reopen on Oct 3, colleges by Oct 9
The schools and colleges in the Valley were shut ahead of the abrogation of Article 370 in the state on August 5 and have been opened in phases since then
The Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, on Monday announced that all schools up to Higher Secondary level will reopen from October 3 and the colleges will resume from or by October 9.
According to several news reports, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners and Director School Education to ensure that no tuition and bus fee shall be charged from students of government as well as private schools during closed days of August and September. "If any educational institution is found indulging this practice, heavy course of the penalty shall be charged besides registration of such educational institution would be cancelled," read the order.
Following restrictions imposed by the government in wake of the abrogation Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir is finally returning to normalcy. Prohibitory orders were issued after the scrapping of the article and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh on August 5.
Khan also directed the education officials to hold parent-teacher meetings on October 2 in all schools to finalise modalities for their reopening. During the meeting with the officials, it was informed that medical and dental colleges were already functioning smoothly and their students were appearing in exams without any inconvenience.