Jamshedpur, July 23: All Educational institutions in Jamshedpur and adjoining areas will remain closed for the third consecutive day on Friday.
Acting on the orders of District Commissioner of East Singhbhum Dr. Amitabh Kaushal, District Education Officer (DEO) Indu Bhushan Singh and District Superintendent of Education (DSE) has ordered closure of all educational institutions, including schools and colleges- both Government and private, in Jamshedpur on Friday, July 24 seeing the curfew situation.
The exams, if any, shall also remain postponed, the handout added. Fresh dates of postponed examinations shall be notified later on. Several private English medium schools of the city are holding first terminal exams and the students are the worst suffers who from the last one month are preparing for the examination.
“We are very annoyed by the situation of the city which has forced the administration to shut schools whereby forcing the school management to postponed the exams”, said Anamika Jha, a class 11 student of MNPS.
Md. Shemab, a class 12 student of DBMS English School said, “The first week of exams passed off peacefully but the curfew situation has taken a toll and we hope that the exams restart from Monday”.
Pertinent to mention that all educational institutions had also remained closed on July 22 and 23 on the direction of the District Commissioner following communal tension after two communities clashed and subsequent imposition of curfew in Jamshedpur.
Notably, the trouble took place between the two communities in Mango on Monday night when three bike-borne youths shot in the air at Mango’s Gandhi Maidan where a fair, part of Id celebration, was on, allegedly tried to molest two girls near the Payal Cinema and then flashed firearms before residents of nearby Daiguttu locality.