Even post the Central government allows some schools to partially reopen, the schools in the national capital will remain closed till the first week of next month, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Issuing a circular, the Directorate of Education, Delhi stated, in a circular, that “online classes and teaching-learning activities will continue as usual”.
“Head of Schools (HoS) are authorised to call teachers/staff (as per requirement) for smooth conduct of online classes, teaching-learning activities, and any other work. All the Heads of government, government-aided, unaided private recognized schools of Directorate of Education, and local bodies i.e. MCDs, NDMC, and Delhi Cantonment Board are hereby directed to disseminate this information among the teaching, non-teaching staff, students and parents through SMC members/mass SMS facility/phone calls and other means,” the circular stated.
Earlier the Central government had allowed the partial reopening of schools for students of classes 9 to 12 for taking guidance from their teachers on a voluntary basis.
It has said the students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zones only, on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers and this will be subject to the written consent of their parents or guardians.