In the view of Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi Government schools have been asked by the Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi to come up with a proper schedule for distributing textbooks among students. As per the Right to Education, RTE Act, the books are to be distributed in students until classes 8th.
In the situation of a pandemic, it is even tougher to carry out such processes. The schools had also been asked to ensure social distancing every single time and to ensure that the parents of students of different classes come in different time slots. This would ensure better social distancing and health safety among all.
The DoE in an order said “A proper schedule for distribution of books is to be prepared at the school level so that books that have been received by the schools till now are distributed immediately.”
Recently the Dy CM, the education minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia had a meeting with the school principals of government schools. The minister asked them to come up with a micro plan for their institutions one at a time.
The Education Minister felt that all the schools cannot be treated as one and every school will have to deal with its issue itself.
The schools in the national capital territory, NCT of Delhi have been closed since March 12 after the pandemic broke out. The government has started online teaching for all classes as the students cannot go to schools.