Kochi: Collectors of Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Thrissur have declared Wednesday (14-08-2019) a holiday for all educational institutions in the districts.
The holiday will be applicable to all educational institutions including professional colleges, schools those affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and ISE syllabuses, Kendriya Vidyalayas and anganwadis.
Regarding university and competitive examinations including PSC, officials concerned will make announcements and the candidates are urged to follow them.
Ernakulam Collector S. Suhas said that the holiday was declared as rains were expected to intensify though only a yellow alert was issued in the district on Tuesday.
The collector directed parents exercise caution and keep their children away from waterbodies and other places of danger. He also requested the public not to panic and that the holiday was a precaution in view of the IMD alert.