Source: NDTV Education
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia interacted with school principals on Tuesday to discuss plans for the reopening of schools in the national capital and stressed bridging the learning gap of children and catering to their social-emotional wellbeing.
Asserting that Covid-19 cases in Delhi have been controlled to a great extent, he said that during the special PTM most of the parents agreed that schools should reopen because, in the last one-and-half years, there has been a lot of damage to the education of children.
"We have to bridge the loss of learning as well as cater to the mental and socio-emotional wellbeing of children. Our children and teachers have gone through a harrowing phase of Covid and we need to get them out of that phase," Sisodia said during the interaction.
During the interaction, the Sisodia sought suggestions from heads of schools regarding the opening of schools.
One of the heads of the school suggested working towards reconnecting children in the first week of school so that they can reunite with the teaching-learning process again. A principal said if needed, a professional counselor would be provided by the school for counseling of children.
Noting that there is no harm now in reopening schools in the national capital, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had last week directed officials to set up an expert committee to chalk out a detailed plan.