The Delhi government on Wednesday announced to open schools for classes 10 and 12 from January 18 in the view of board exams. However, sending the child to school is completely optional for parents, it added.
Delhi’s Education Minister, Manish Sisodia tweeted, “In view of CBSE board examinations and practicals in Delhi, permission is being given to open schools for practical, project, counseling etc. for 10th and 12th classes from January 18. Children can be called only with the consent of parents. Children will not be forced to come.” (Roughly translated from Hindi)
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
This will be the first time that the Delhi government allowed the opening of schools since March 19, 2020, when educational institutions shut down ahead of the first lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. Several states have already opened schools with precautionary measures.
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“In order to conduct activities pertaining to pre-board preparation and practical work, the Government and Government aided/unaided schools may call students of Class 10 and 12 only to school from 18th January,” the Delhi Government said.
However, the government said that the student should be called to school only with the consent of parents.
“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,” it said.
Delhi is witnessing a declining trend of fresh COVID-19 infections for the past several weeks. At present, there are 3,179 active coronavirus cases, 6,17,006 patients have recovered and 10,707 succumbed to the disease.
(With ANI Inputs)