No Offline Classes In Delhi Schools For New Academic Session, Says Govt

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Delhi Schools: No school students to be called to attend offline classes in the new academic year in the capital as per government orders. The decision came in the wake of the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases in Delhi.

 The Directorate of Education issued an order on Thursday and asked schools to not hold physical classes for the academic session 2021-22 till further orders.

However, the students of classes 9,10, 11, 12 of the earlier session are allowed to be called to the schools in case of submission of pending project works and internal assessment. But that would require them strict adherence to Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure and the consent of the parents.

Director of education Udit Prakash Rai announced that classes for the new session will continue online till further orders.
“Heads of all government, government-aided, and recognised un-aided schools are hereby directed to comply with the above instructions and disseminate this information to all teachers, students and parents through SMC/Mass SMS facility/phone calls etc.,” the order said.

The Delhi Education department said, ” It is again clarified that students of any class should not be called physically in school for the academic session 2021-22 till further orders. ” They added that the teaching and learning activities can start from April 1.”

On March 31, the city reported 1,819 coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 2.71 per cent, while 11 more people succumbed to the pathogen. The number of cumulative cases has reached 6,62,430. Meanwhile, over 6.42 lakh patients have recovered from the virus.

Earlier, the physical classes for the students of classes of 9 and 11 resumed from February 5. From January 18, offline classes of class 10 and 12 resumed.

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