Kalahandi: The Kalahandi Collector, Parag Harshad Gavali, has ordered the cancellation of Christmas holiday in all high schools in the district in an attempt to improve the result of Class 10 students in the annual High School Certificate (HSC) Examination, 2020.
Following the Collector’s order, the district education officer (DEO) has written a letter in this regard to the headmasters of all schools.
“All high schools will remain open during X-Mas holiday in order to teach Class 10 students. The step has been taken to improve the pass percentage of Class 10 students and achieve the target of cent percent result in the district,” the letter said.
Only December 25 will be a holiday, it added.
The DEO has asked all the headmasters to conduct meetings with parents to convince them to allow their children to be present in school during the holiday.
Besides, teachers have been instructed not to take any leave during the holiday and take classes and tests as per schedule.