Final decision on reopening Delhi schools for grades 6-8 to be taken after festival season: LG
A decision to reopen schools for grades 6 to 8 in Delhi will be made after the festival season, Lt. Gov. Anil Baijal said on Wednesday after a DDMA meeting here.
While the LG did not mention the particular month for a decision on reopening schools for the middle classes, sources at the meeting said it could happen “after Diwali”.
As suggested by the experts, it was decided to consider opening the 6-8 middle school classes after the holiday season. As suggested by the experts, it was decided to consider opening middle grades 6 to 8 after the holiday season, ” Baijal, who chaired the meeting, said in a tweet.
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting brought together Delhi Minister of Health Satyendar Jain and Delhi Minister of Transport Kailash Gahlot, member of Niti Ayog VK Paul, director of AIIMS Randeep Guleria, ICMR DG Balram Bhargava and other senior officials from relevant departments.
Even though the experts expressed their satisfaction with the current situation and the efforts made by the relevant ministries and agencies, it was strongly reiterated that the guards in terms of behavior appropriate to Covid and its application cannot be abandoned, in particular in light of the upcoming holiday season. season, ”a source said.
“As advised by the experts, it was decided to open the remaining classes in schools after the end of year holidays,” he added.
Several private schools have requested that schools now reopen for junior classes. A group of parents and teachers held a protest last week outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here, and demanded the reopening of schools for primary section and 6-8 students.
Once again disappointing decision by the government. It’s been a month since schools reopened for 12th grade classes and luckily all is well so what’s the harm in calling other classes as well. Attendance has been lower in private schools not because of the Covid issues, but because not all schools provide transportation, ”said RC Jain, president of the Delhi Schools Association.
However, the president of the Delhi Parents’ Association, Aparajita Gautam, praised the government’s decision.
There have already been predictions of a possible third wave in October-November. Plus, the rush to festivals can contribute to an increase in cases, so it’s wise to make an informed decision after festivals, ”Gautam said.
Following a marked improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, the Delhi government announced last month that schools in grades 9 to 12, colleges and coaching establishments would reopen from September 1.
The Delhi government had clarified that no student would be required to attend physical classes and that parental consent would be required.
Allowing only 50 percent of students per class, mandatory heat screening, staggered lunch breaks, alternating seating arrangements, and avoiding routine guest visits were among the guidelines announced by the DDMA for the reopening of schools and colleges. from September 1.
The DDMA had said that students, teachers and non-teaching staff living in Covid containment zones would not be allowed to come to schools and colleges.
Schools in the nation’s capital were closed last year in March before a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
While several states began partial reopening of schools in October last year, the Delhi government only allowed physical classes for grades 9-12 in January this year, which were again suspended as a result. the exponential increase in COVID-19 cases during the second aggressive wave.
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