Schools in Delhi to remain Closed till October 5, Govt issues afresh notice

Delhi schools will remain closed for all students till October 5, says Delhi Government. Govt on Friday issues circular in regarding the closure of Delhi Schools till 5 October, however, Online classes will continue as usual, circular reads.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 18, 2020 18:00 IST
Schools in Delhi to remain Closed till October 5, Govt issues afresh notice
Delhi Schools to remain Closed till 5 Oct, Credit: India Today

All schools in the Delhi to remain closed till October 5 due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The Delhi government on Friday announced, issuing an official order from the Directorate of Education (DOE) said, 'All government and private schools will remain closed for all students till 5 October. However, online classes and other learning activities to remain functioning as usual.

According to the ciruclar, dated 18 Sept, 2020 from Delhi Govt, School Heads/ Principals can call Teachers as per the requirement for the smooth conduct of online classes or related academic work. On other hand Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March, after Central Government's announcement for a nationwide lockdown in March 2020, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Although many restrictions have been relaxed at various stages. As per the latest MHA guidelines under 'Unlock 3', schools have been allowed to call students from class 9 to 12 from September 21 on a voluntary basis.

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Earlier, the Delhi Government had asked the Directorate of Education to know the opinion of the parents regarding opening of the school. Parents were asked for their opinion in regarding the opening of Schools, through a Google form.

Schools in delhi to remain closed till 5 october
Official Circular on Delhi Govt schools

Most parents have refused to send their children to school. At Bal Bharti School in Dwarka, 65% of the parents were against sending their children to school, 15% were unsure and only 15% agreed with it. In Mount Abu Public School, Rohini, parents of 75% of the students from 9th to 12th grade said that they do not want to send their children to schools. In another private school, out of a class of 400 students, only 25 students had parents in favor of sending them to school, a report published in Live Hindustan reads.