Schools and Colleges in Delhi to reopen from Sept 1: Sisodia

Class 9 to 12 to open; Students will have the option to pick Offline or Online mode

Schools for classes 9-12, coaching institutions, and Colleges will reopen in Delhi from September 1. Deputy C.M Manish Sisodia announced on Friday.

The decision was taken at a Delhi disaster management authority meeting, Which includes C.M Arvind Kejriwal, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria, and NITI Aayog member VK Paul.

Manish Sisodia said that the students will require the permission of parents or guardians to attend physical classes and Those who are not comfortable attending physical classes at School will have the option of attending online classes.

Social distancing will have to be insured by the Institutions. No child will be forced to attend school and no child will be marked absent for skipping the classes.”

While many states decided to reopen schools in July and August, the expert panel suggested that Delhi should take more time and should reopen schools only in a phased manner from September. According to the suggestion of the committee, the senior classes (9-12) are going to open from 1 September, following the middle-level classes may reopen from 8 and then the primary classes. The committee also suggested a 50 percent capacity on the number of students to be present.

Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet that with coronavirus cases falling, schools are being gradually reopened in Delhi with full precautions so that the loss in the education of children can be reduced. “We also have to bring life back on track and take care of both health and education of the children,” he said.