Holiday flip-flop flummoxes schools

Although many schools had informed students about the cancellation of holidays, a handful of them who were unable to inform their students in time reported thin attendance.

At many schools which function from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, parents and students were in the dark about the revocation of holidays. Parents who had information about the cancellation of holidays struggled to send their children schools as school buses and auto-rickshaws did not turn up. In the absence of the regular transport, many parents could not send their kids.

However, schools that function from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm had informed parents and students about the school remaining open. Many other schools had to extend the timing of their schools for an hour to allow children to attend classes.

A Railway school had to cancel its examination in the wake of the previous government’s order of keeping the school closed for two days. At Bellington English school in Chamarajpet, few students were aware of the cancellation of the holidays. It kept the gates open for the students till 9.30 am.

Quite interestingly, attendance in the colleges were not affected. The RBANMS College at Ulsoor reported only marginal decrease in attendance, according to the principal B S Srikantha. At the Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College for Women in Malleswaram, attendance was not affected at all as college had informed college students on Thursday itself.

Bookings cancelled

Anticipating an extended weekend due to the holiday, hundreds had booked KSRTC and private buses and trains to head out of the City. But with the cancellation of the holiday, there were mass cancellations of the reserved tickets as well.

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