Delhi schools to reopen for Classes 10, 12 from Jan 18
Published: 05:54 PM, 13 January 2021
The Delhi government in India on Wednesday allowed all schools in the national capital to reopen for Classes 10 and 12 from January 18 in view of board exams.
According to officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE), students will attend schools only with consent of parents and physical attendance is not compulsory, while schools will follow all COVID-19 guidelines.
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.
“In order to conduct activities pertaining to pre-board preparations and practical work, the head of government, aided and unaided recognised schools may call students of Classes 10 and 12 only to school with effect from January 18, 2021,” a senior official at the DoE said.
However, a child should be called to school only with the consent of parents and following standard operating procedures, he said.
Records of children coming to school will be maintained and the same should not be used for attendance purposes as sending a child to school is completely optional for parents, the official said. - PTI, ANI