Delhi schools allowed to partially reopen for class 10, 12 students from Monday

New Delhi: Schools will partially open for class 10 and 12 students in the national capital from Monday, August 9, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority announced on Sunday.

As per DDMA, students can visit their schools for admission related work including counseling/guidance and practical activities related to board exams.

Directorate of Education is going to issue guidelines regarding partial reopening so that COVID norms are followed to ensure the safety of children.

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The Delhi government has sought feedback from parents, students, teachers and principals on the decision to reopen educational institutions in the national capital, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had revealed.

Addressing a press conference, he said, “Before we take any decision, I want to ask students, parents and teachers whether we should open schools and colleges? I want your suggestions. COVID situation in Delhi under control. Is.”

“We are reviewing suggestions from the public, some demanded reopening (of schools), some not. A decision will be taken soon based on all the factors (vaccines for children) and feedback. Broadly, But it seems that many people want it (reopening of schools)”: news agency ANI quoted Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

All educational institutions in the national capital have been closed since March 2020 when the first nationwide lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of COVID infection. The national capital has been witnessing a decline in the number of cases recently.

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