In view of the increasing cases of Corona, the date of opening of schools in Delhi has been extended once again. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia gave information while announcing on Sunday that all the schools in the capital will remain closed till October 31. Earlier, the central government has been allowed to open all schools from October 15. After this decision, speculation was intensified that Delhi’s schools may also open. However, in the order issued by the Arvind Kejriwal government on 18 September, the school was asked to remain closed till 5 October. Now this ban has been extended till 31 October.
All schools in Delhi will be closed for students till October 31, 2020: Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia pic.twitter.com/yfyYf1gmmN
– ANI_HindiNews (AHindinews) October 4, 2020
Class will continue to run online as before
New guidelines regarding safety are also being finalized before opening the schools. According to the news, guidelines will be released on Monday. Currently, online classes will continue as soon as school is closed. At the same time, before starting the class, teachers will make students aware about wearing masks, following social distance law and using sanitizer. Also, posters, banners will also be installed in the school premises for awareness.
Online classes preferred
At the same time, the Center has given permission to open the school but all the precautions related to Kovid will have to be followed. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has released the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). State governments will issue their SOPs on the basis of which schools will have to comply. The government wants that online mode should be given priority. If students want to study online, the school has to allow it. For the time being, the students coming to school will have to come with the parents’ permission.