Delhi schools are set to reopen in a phased manner from September 1. Here’s what Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said.
Delhi schools are set to reopen in a phased manner from September 1. Classes 9 to 12 are allowed to attend physical classes from September 1. Classes 6 to 8 will be allowed for the same around a week later. Delhi Deputy CM and Education Minister Manish Sisodia held a press conference to convey the details.
‘Parents said schools should be reopened’
Sisodia said that in a survey conducted, it was found that there were very few suggestions for not reopening schools. “Thousands of parents gave us feedback that schools should be opened,” he said.
“In the last 1 month, in all the schools in Delhi, most of the teachers have been given the first dose of the vaccine,” Sisodia said.
“Both online and offline classes will run simultaneously in schools. No child will be pressured to come to school without the consent of the parents,” said the Delhi education minister.
“Education also has to be brought back on track. School and colleges should be opened in Delhi like the economy,” he said.
“Many states have opened the schools for Classes 6 to 12,” Sisodia added.
Covid-19 safety protocols to be strictly followed
SOPs for schools reopening would be announced soon, Manish Sisodia said.
Delhi schools will reopen for blended mode of learning physical classes will be held in schools but no student would be forced to attend school, and not without the consent of their parents. They can carry on with their online classes.
He said schools could take decisions regarding their own SOPs as well in order to ensure that social distancing and other Covid-19 safety protocols were being followed.
He added that no matter which school or college or university reopened, social distancing would need to be followed in all cases.
Manish Sisodia also said that kids are less prone to Covid-19 infection. This fact has been reiterated through studies and is also a primary point in the letter over 55 doctors and academicians wrote to higher authorities in the government.