Schools In Uttar Pradesh Closed Till Holi As COVID Cases Surge

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the closure of all schools in the wake of the recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

The government has announced that classes from I to VIII will remain suspended from March 24 to 31 on account of the Holi vacation, reported news agency IANS.

Other educational institutions, which include schools between Classes IX and XII, and higher education institutions in which examinations are not scheduled, will be shut from March 25 to 31.

All examinations of classes I to VIII slated to be held between March 24 and 31 have also been deferred.

The decision was taken at a late-night meeting, chaired by the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Monday.

“All examinations of classes 1 to 8 stand cancelled till further notice. After March 31, depending upon the situation, we will decide whether to promote all students or extend the academic session and hold examinations in state government-run institutions,” Basic Education Minister Satish Dwivedi was quoted as saying by the agency.

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