The government of Delhi has decided to reopen the schools in the national capital from today, January 18, after ten months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. The schools are being reopened with several safety guidelines.
The schools in Delhi are currently only being reopened for students of classes 10 and 12. This decision has been made by the government in view of the upcoming CBSE board examinations for students of these classes.
Many students had taken to social media, requesting the Delhi government to reopen the schools as students have not had a single classroom session with their teachers this academic year, which is necessary to prepare for the upcoming board exams.
The CBSE board exams 2021 have been scheduled from May 4 for classes 10 and 12. Thus, many states have decided to reopen the schools for higher classes only to help students cope with academic pressure and attend lessons in the classrooms.
Covid-19 Precautions in Delhi Schools
Before the reopening of schools, the government of Delhi has issued a list of Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) to all the schools for the safety of the students and staff. All schools have been asked to abide by these SOPs strictly.
Students and teachers will have to wear a mask at all times on school premises. They will also have to regularly wash their hands and use sanitizers. The seating arrangement of classrooms has also been changed to ensure social distancing in the school.
All school authorities will be sanitizing the classrooms, staff rooms, labs, and other common areas before the reopening of schools. Many school principals have also expressed their gratitude over the decision to reopen the schools in Delhi. Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had stated that the schools in Delhi will only be reopened once the Covid-19 vaccine is made available. This call was taken by the government to ensure the safety of the students and teachers.
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