Jaipur schools remains closed till July 8

All private and government schools in Jaipur will be closed till 8th July 2012 as per recent decision by administration due to higher temprature and heat in Jaipur. The schools were to reopen Monday for this academic session, officials said. As per the weather department, the mercury hovered around 43 degrees Celsius in Jaipur Sunday, making the first day of July hottest over the past few years. The teachers and other staff members will have to come to schools but the students will come only after July 8. Education Minister Brijkishore Sharma said the younger kids face real problems while commuting to and fro their schools in this weather. This is why the administration has decided to give them some relief, he said. District Collector Naveen Mahajan Sunday issued an order extending the holidays till July 8 in Jaipur district, he said. "The orders will be applicable not only to government schools, but also the private ones in Jaipur district," said the officer.