Classes IX to XII to start earlier after Bhubaneswar recorded 39.4 degrees Celsius
Schools in Odisha have been asked to reschedule class timings in the wake of heatwave conditions. Bhubaneshwar was India’s hottest city in February, recording a temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius on February 25.
Classes IX and XI will be held from 7am to 9am instead of the usual hours of 8.30 am to 10am. Classes X and XII will be held from 9am to 1pm instead of 11am to 4pm.
The school and mass education department of the Odisha government has issued guidelines for schools and advises district education officers (DEOs) to ensure the availability of safe and clean drinking water, apart from a sufficient supply of ORS in schools.
School and mass education minister Samir Ranjan Dash asked parents to ensure that their wards carry a water bottle to school and sensitise them about being exposed to heat during teaching hours. He also instructed schools not to conduct physical activities such as sports. Dash said after finishing 100 days of education, schools would go on a summer vacation.
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