Classes up to 8 to resume from Feb 14. Colleges & coaching institutes too can resume from Monday, DDMA said.
Delhi School Reopening: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided that Delhi school reopening will take place for Classes 9 to 12 in a phased manner. Schools for Classes 9 to 12 will reopen from February 7, 2022. The decision on Delhi school reopening was taken during the DDMA meeting today, i.e. February 4, 2022.
“In Delhi, institutions of higher education to open subject to SoPs and strict adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour. Schools to open in a phased manner. Schools for Classes 9th-12th to reopen from February 7,” DDMA said after the meeting. Classes up to 8 to resume from Feb 14. Colleges & coaching institutes too can resume from Monday, DDMA said. However, non-vaccinated teachers will not be permitted inside schools, it added.
Announcing, Delhi school, college reopening, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweeted, "Delhi Govt. decides to welcome children back in schools & colleges now All schools (class 9 onwards), colleges, institutes, universities, coaching to reopen from 7th Feb Nursery to class 8 from 14th Feb Higher education to be completely in physical mode."
The Delhi government recommended school reopening in the national capital during the last meeting of DDMA. Stating that further suspension of offline classes would damage the social and economic well-being of children. After receiving school reopening requests from over 1600 parents, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also said the government had closed schools when it was not safe for children, but "excessive caution" was harming them. However, turning down the request made earlier, the DDMA informed that the decision on Delhi school reopening will be taken later.
But, in a COVID-19 review meeting today, it has been decided to reopen schools, colleges in a phased manner from February 7.
Meanwhile, a revised set of guidelines have also been issued by the ministry of education for school reopening to curb the spread of Covid-19. According to the revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Education Ministry, the state governments and union territories can decide whether or not the consent of parents or guardians are required for students to attend physical classes.
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