The Delhi government on Wednesday released a statement allowing all the schools in the city to resume but only for the students of class 10 and 12 from January 18. The decision has been taken in the view of pre-board preparations and practical work, which will commence from March, as earlier announced by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
The schools have to call students with the consent of their parents and follow all the covid-19 precautions and guidelines as issued by the Health Ministry.
In a circular issued on Wednesday, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said, “In order to conduct the activities pertaining to pre-board preparations and practical work, the head of government, aided and unaided recognised 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 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 purposes as sending the child to school is completely optional for parents.”
Notably, all the schools in the National Capital have been shut since March last year in a preventive measure to avoid spread of covid-19 infection. In the last 10 months, it will be for the first time that the students will return to schools. a