statesman news service
RAIGANJ, 18 JUNE: The authorities of the district Primary School Council of North Dinajpur district are planning to hold the classes of all government-run free primary schools of the district in the morning instead of during the day for the next few days in order to avoid the dry spell for children. The concerned authorities are to take this decision soon.
It was reported that the mercury has soared from 38 to 40 degrees Celsius in the last fortnight in North Dinajpur district. The children are finding it difficult to go to school in the heat. Most of the primary schools face difficulty because of lack of power connectivity. There are no arrangement of fans for the students. A considerable number of students have stopped attending school due to the heat. The members of different teachers’ associations yesterday urged the chairman of DPSC to grant holidays for all government-run free primary schools for the next few days or to hold school in the morning instead of day time.
A member of All Bengal Primary Teachers Association and the Headmaster of a government-run FP school, Mr Pradip Chakraborty, said: "There is no power connectivity in most of our schools. As a result, both teachers and students are facing difficulty in the heat. A considerable number of guardians already stopped their wards from attending school."
The chairman of the District Primary School Council, Mr Sekhar Roy, said: "The question of declaring holidays does not arise. We have planned to hold classes in the morning for the next few days. We will have a meeting with the education officials tomorrow."