The Delhi government schools are allowed to reopen from January 18th, 2021. The students of classes 10th and 12th will return to their school premises. The schools in the national capital are reopening for practical work and pre-board preparations of the students.
The schools have been closed for quite a long time now due to the coronavirus pandemic. To avoid the spread of the virus the schools were shut since march in the country. They will return after 10 months for offline classes.
The Delhi government school authorities are instructed to adhere to the COVID -19 guidelines released by the government. The schools can call the students after taking the consent of their parents.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) said that considering the practical work and the pre-board preparations the aided and unaided recognized schools are allowed to resume classes from January 18th, 2021. Addressing the circular issued on Wednesday, he mentioned that the schools must follow the enclosed operating procedure.
Further, the records of students must not be used for attendance purposes as it’s optional for the parents to send their children or not. Moreover, the schools which are outside the containment zones can reopen. Plus, the teachers, staff, or students living in the containment zones can not resume offline classes.
The circular mentioned that the pre-board exams of Delhi government schools of class 10th will take place between April 1 and 15. The pre-board exams of 12th standard will be conducted between March 3 and April 15.
The time of board exams is already announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The students and teachers returning to the campus must be provided with trauma and emotional support.
Further, the DoE mentioned that schools have to maintain six feet of social distance, maintain hygiene, and ensure staggered timings. Other COVID 19 precautions must be taken by the Delhi government schools.