Delhi government says schools will not have physical classes in new academic year

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The Delhi government on Thursday declared openly that students of any class should not be called to schools physically in the new academic session till additional verdicts. The Directorate of Education (DoE) moreover told schools that teaching and learning activities may commence from April 1 for students through digital mode for academic sessions 2021-22.

Amid the ongoing situation of rising cases in the Capital, the Delhi government on Thursday issued an order asking academies to not hold physical classes for the educational session 2021-22 till additional ordinances. Non-compliance with the order will be judged seriously, the order issued on April 1 said.

Students of classes 9,10, 11, 12 of the earlier session (2020-21) may be called to the schools in case their assignment works and internal examination etc., are pending. But for that, strict adherence to the approval of the parents will be needed.

Lessons for the new session will continue online till additional orders, director of education Udit Prakash Rai said.

“Heads of all government, government-aided, and recognized-aided schools are hereby directed to comply with the above instructions and disseminate this information to all teachers, students and parents through SMC/Mass SMS facility/phone calls etc.,” the order said.

Physical classes for the students of class 10 and 12 resumed in Delhi from January 18. From February 5, offline classes of 9 and 11 resumed. In the rising number of cases in the Capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an emergency meeting at his residence on Friday.

Earlier Delhi government had reopened the schools for Class 9 and Class 11 students on February 5. Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia had said, “We will not call all the students at once. We will only call the students with the prior permission of their parents”.

Published by Riya Sharma on 02 Apr 2021

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