Many schools in Jaipur start online classes in wake of cold wave
While some schools have decided to stay closed, many others asked students to take up online classes.
JAIPUR: Many schools in Jaipur have started online classes for students while some others have extended the winter holidays till January 14. The decision has been taken keeping in view the cold wave conditions prevailing across the state.
Saint Anslem school in Mansarovar area has asked the students to download a meeting app so that online classes can be conducted. Many other schools in the city have taken similar measures.
These measures have been taken for younger children studying in Class 1 to Class 8.
Jaipur district administration had earlier asked schools to stay closed till January 7, but as the cold conditions continued to prevail, the winter holidays were extended till January 14.
While some schools have decided to stay closed, many others asked students to take up online classes. It is for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic period that students have been asked to attend classes online.
The parents were demanding that schools declared holidays as the cold wave conditions are prevailing in the city. The schools were earlier planning to start classes late in the day. However, the temperature dipped further and fog reduced visibility on the roads.
The Met department has been recording the night temperature of less than 5°C for the past five days. It is for the first time that the temperature has dipped below 5°C in January.
According to the Met department, there might be some respite from the cold in the next couple of days.
The city will celebrate Makar Sankranti on January 14. The children are happy that they will be able to fly kites during these holidays.
“ I am happy that the schools will remain closed till January 14. I will be able to fly kites in the afternoon,” said Arnav Sharma, a class 5 student.