Source: Hindustan Times
The Delhi government is planning to discuss the reopening of schools for students of classes 6 to 8 in the upcoming Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting as per the graded response advised by the expert committee, officials in the education department said on Tuesday.
In August, DDMA set up a committee of experts that included officials of education and health departments to work on a strategy for re-opening schools and educational institutes in Delhi. The committee submitted its suggestions on August 25, recommending graded reopening for schools beginning with students of classes 9 to 12 followed by junior classes.
Schools in the national capital were allowed to reopen for classes 9 to 12 from September 1. The DDMA order issued on August 30 asked schools to follow all SOPs on Covid-appropriate behaviour and rope in parents while planning the measures to be undertaken by schools to ensure safety. Several private schools have expressed confidence over reopening schools for junior classes.
Malini Narayanan, chairperson of the National Progressive Schools’ Conference which has 122 Delhi schools under its umbrella, said that private schools were mostly keen on having younger students back to school. However, government school principals have expressed concerns over the reopening of junior classes.