Delhi schools are allowed to reopen physical classes students of class 10 and 12 from January 18, 2021, according to directions issued by the Delhi government’s education department on Wednesday, January 12. However, it is not mandatory for parents to send their children to schools.
The new instructions were directed by the education department due to CBSE’s announcement that the board examinations will start from May 4. In addition, schools located outside containment zone may be allowed to call students, and students and teachers living in containment zones will not be allowed to report to school. Schools have also been directed not to conduct assembly or any outdoor activities.
According to a circular to all school heads in Delhi, “… the Head of Government, Govt. aided and unaided recognized schools may call the students of classes 10 and 12 only to school with effect from January 18, 2021. However, the child should be called to school only with the consent of the parents, following the enclosed Standard Operating Procedure. Further, while the records of children coming to school be maintained, the same should not be used for attendance purpose as sending the child to school is completely optional for parents.”
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced via Twitter that due to the CBSE board examinations and practicals, schools for 10 and 12 classes will be reopened for practical, project and counselling from January 18.
दिल्ली में CBSE बोर्ड परीक्षाओं व प्रैक्टिकल के मद्देनज़र 10वीं और 12 वीं क्लास के लिए 18 जनवरी से प्रैक्टिकल, प्रोजेक्ट, काउंसिलिंग आदि के लिए स्कूल खोलने की अनुमति दी जा रही है. अभिभावकों की सहमति से ही बच्चों को बुलाया जा सकेगा. बच्चों को आने के लिए बाध्य नहीं किया जाएगा.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) January 13, 2021
Earlier, Sisodia said that the Delhi government is brainstorming on how early schools can be reopened in the national capital. “Brainstorming is on for how early schools can be reopened in Delhi, especially for board classes as the dates for exams have already been announced,” he said.
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