Delhi schools will not reopen for students below classes 9 to 12, and the academic session will be conducted online until further order, says the Directorate of Education (DoE). In its latest order, DoE has requested schools to continue with online classes due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Furthermore, schools that do not follow these orders will be subjected to non-compliance.
“It is clarified that students of any class should not be called physically in school for the academic session 2021-22 till further orders. However, teaching-learning activities may be commenced from 1t April 2021 for the students through digital modes for the new academic session,” said the DoE said in its official order while asking schools to commence the new academic session through online classes from 1 April 2021 onwards.
Delhi Schools Will Be Open for Students of Classes 9 to 12 But With Parents’ Consent
School students across the country have been attending schools through online classes ever since the lockdown was issued in March 2020. While some schools had reopened for classes above fifth standard, the latest order seems to imply that the same needs to be stopped. However, the DoE order says that students from classes 9 to 12 may attend school with the consent of parents only for a few academic activities.
“It is reiterated that the students of classes 9 to 12 (session 2020-21) may be called to school only for providing the academic guidance and support to the students for midterm exams, pre-board exams/ annual exams/ board examinations, practical exams, project work, internal assessment following the Standard Operating Procedure for COVID safety and with the consent of the parents,” maintains the DoE order.