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Posted at: Nov 8, 2017, 6:16 PM; last updated: Nov 9, 2017, 2:07 AM (IST)

Schools in Punjab shut for 3 days due to fog, bad weather

Schools in Punjab shut for 3 days due to fog, bad weather
An Indian man drives a tractor amid heavy smog and fog conditions on the outskirts of Amritsar on November 8, 2017. AFP

TribuneNews Service

Chandigarh/Faridkot,November 8

The Punjab school education department has issued directions to keep all schools, government as well as private, in the state closed for the next three days.

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The schools will reopen on Monday as November 12 is Sunday.

A statement to this effect was issued by Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary today.

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As dense fog is enveloping the state and poor visibility on the roads has led to increase in mishaps and loss of human life, all schools will remain closed from November 9 to November 11, said Paramjit Singh, director, school education department.

In a letter to all circle education officers and district education officers, the school education director conveyed today that the authorities will ensure that the orders are implemented in all government, private, government-aided and non-aided schools.

Despite the closure in all government schools from November 9 to November 11, the supplementary exams for Classes X and XII, starting from November 10 to November 21, will be conducted as per schedule, said Krishan Kumar, secretary, school education department.

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