In a major development, the Delhi government is brainstorming on how early schools here can be reopened and the future strategy to resume classroom studies. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the reopening of schools will depend on when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to the public after front line workers are inoculated.
“Brainstorming is on for how early schools can be reopened in Delhi, especially for board classes as the dates for exams have already been announced,” Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said. He also said “our future strategy (on reopening schools) will depend on how early a COVID-19 vaccine is available for the public after front line workers are vaccinated”.
Sisodia announced that the Delhi government is organising an international education conference from January 11 to 17 on how should the education sector be in a post-COVID world.
“We need to plan about our schools in a post-COVID era, just as we are planning about the COVID-19 vaccination. For this, we are organising an international conference where 22 education experts from India, Finland, England, Germany, Singapore, Canada and Singapore will join panel discussions on different themes of school education,” he said.
The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation for children. Therefore, schooling and learning in a post-COVID era cannot be business as usual, Sisodia said, adding that the Delhi government is organising the conference to also brainstorm on future of school education.