West Bengal Schools advised to shift timings due to heatwave, Government releases notice
Directorate of School Education, Bengal has issued an advisory for all West Bengal Schools due to the rising temperatures in the state. As per the DoSE, Bengal schools have been advised to shift their timings and take necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of the children.
The Directorate has advised West Bengal schools to shift all day schools and primary classes to morning sessions if needed. In case the shift the morning timings is not possible, DoSE has advised school management to take necessary steps to combat the heat wave like condition keeping the students and children health in mind.
DoSE has also instructed the DIs of Schools – primary, secondary and higher secondary, to ensure that steps are taken locally towards the health and well being of the students due to the mercury levels rising. All steps, however, must be taken without comprising teaching and learning. The official advisory has been given below.
“As you are aware, the entire West Bengal is going through heat wave like condition for lack of rain. In the above circumstances, DIs of schools are advised to take necessary steps locally, if required, to shift all day sessions in primary schools under District Primary School Council, Primary School Council and SSKs to morning sessions where ever needed and possible,” read the advisory issued.The advisory has also asked all West Bengal Schools to follow the suitable guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Family welfare and Disaster Management department of the state government.