Source: Times of India
Several private schools in the national capital are demanding that physical classes be allowed for classes 6 to 8 at the earliest.
The Delhi State Public Schools Management Association (DSPSMA) has said it will stage a protest outside chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence if schools are not reopened for classes 6 to 8 till September 24.
"The schools have reopened for classes 9 to 12 and there have been no complaints so far. The attendance in private schools will improve further if they start providing bus services which all of them are not doing at present," DSPSMA president RC Jain said.
"What is the harm in reopening for classes 6 to 8 now? We are waiting for the government order on this and will stage a protest outside CM residence if a decision is not taken to reopen schools for these classes till September 24," he added in a statement.
The Delhi government had clarified that no student would be forced to attend physical classes and the consent of parents would be mandatory. Schools in the national capital were ordered shut last year in March ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.