Source- NDTV Education
All Schools in Delhi may have been shut due to the menace of air pollution, however the Education Department of the city has been persistent and has left no stone unturned in convincing the higher authorities to overturn the decision . It has thus, recently submitted two proposals to the Environment Ministry demanding that schools for classes 6 and above be opened immediately , while for classes 1 to 5 be opened from the 20th of January. The Environment Ministry has sent these proposals to the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) and the final call on reopening schools will be taken by CAQM.
“All public and private schools, colleges and educational institutions in NCR shall remain closed until further orders allowing only online mode of education,” the CAQM earlier said. Confirming the date as to when the decision regarding school reopening will be taken, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said: “Decision on opening school will be taken only after winter vacation." “We will talk to the Air Quality Commission. Now winter vacation is also coming, I think some decision will be taken only after that,” the Chief Minister added.
The parents in Delhi last week took to Twitter demanding the reopening of schools, as educational institutions have been shut down after the Supreme Court pulled the AAP government for allowing physical classes amid the worsening pollution level in the state.The parents started a Twitter campaign with #backtoschool, where concerns were raised as the decision of closure of schools has hampered and will continue to do so as far as the learning of students is concerned