Noida, May 22 -- After the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration ordered the closure of schools from Wednesday in view of the severe heat, some schools in Noida and Greater Noida have decided to hold online classes for their senior batches, said district officials on Tuesday evening.

According to Dharmveer Singh, district inspector of schools (DIOS), schools are allowed to hold online classes.

"The order directing closure of schools for summer is only to safeguard students from the severe heat and loo conditions. Schools are allowed to hold online classes as students can complete their curriculum from the comfort of their homes," said Singh.

Schools said online classes will help senior students cover much of their syllabus.

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