Delhi schools up to Class 5 resume today , December 27 for offline classes. The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) had earlier directed the reopening of Delhi schools after reviewing improvement in the Air Quality Index (AQI) from ‘Severe’ to ‘Very Poor’ category for the students of Classes 6 and above to reopen from December 18.
Taking into consideration the submissions made and in light of improvement of Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi from ‘Severe’ to ‘Very Poor’ category, the Commission via its Direction No. 50 today directed the State Governments of NCR and GNCTD allowed re-opening of schools and educational institutions in a phased manner," the CAQM said last week. Delhi schools were shut earlier this month due to the increase in the pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR). “State Governments of NCR and GNCTD may take decision for resumption of physical classes, for students up to V standard, only w.e.f. 27th December, 2O21, duly considering the Air Quality Index (AQI) and the winter vacation scheme,” the CAQM had said.
State governments of NCR and GNCTD, the CAQM added while announcing the resuming of Classes 6 and above, have been advised to take immediate decision for resumption of physical classes in schools (Class 6 onwards), colleges, educational institutions, skill development and training institutes, other training institutes and libraries.The parents in Delhi earlier last month 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 made a Twitter campaign with #backtoschool, where concerns were raised as the decision of closure of schools will hamper the learning of students.