A number of schools in Tashkent and other parts of Uzbekistan have canceled classes due to severe cold temperatures.
On February 2, school administrators informed parents of younger students that “due to record-breaking temperatures the spring break has been moved forward to February 3-8.”
Some parents received a second phone call later on February 2 informing
|Classes are canceled only in those schools where heating systems are not working properly. Classes are as scheduled in all other schools."|
|Tashkent schools administration |
them that the closure had been canceled and children were expected in school on Monday after all.
Meanwhile the Tashkent education board administration reported that some schools – about fifteen in total – are indeed closed until February 10.
“Classes are canceled only in those schools where heating systems are not working properly. Classes are as scheduled in all other schools,” reads the school administration’s announcement.
A school administration official also explained that it was not correct to think of this week’s closure as an early spring break.
“We cannot move school breaks to an earlier time, otherwise the term would be too long and the students would get tired during their studies,” said the official.
School is being canceled in other parts of Uzbekistan as well.