After nearly ten months of closure, the Delhi government on Wednesday allowed the government and government-sponsored schools in the state capital to reopen for class 10 and 12 starting on January 18 to prepare and take lessons practical work in front of the board.
Meanwhile, schools have been asked to call students only with parental consent, so that participation remains voluntary even during lessons. Schools are also urged to strictly adhere to all COVID-19 precautions and protocols.
“In order to carry out the activities related to the preparation of the council and the practical works, the head of government, recognized and unsupported recognized schools cannot summon students 10 and 12 to school before January 18, 2021.” the Delhi government said in its order.
“However, the child should only be called to school with parental consent using the standard procedure attached,” the order adds.
The Delhi government has also required schools to keep records of children who attend school. However, these recordings should not be used for visiting purposes as sending the child to school is completely voluntary for the parents.
“Although the records of children coming to school are kept, they should not be used for visiting purposes, as sending the child to school is completely voluntary for the parents,” the order states.
Schools in Delhi have been closed since March last year, to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. While several states partially reopened schools after October, this will be the first time in 10 months that students from the state capital have returned to their campuses. The students took online courses.