Source: NDTV Education
The Delhi Government today ordered the suspension of online classes in private schools during the summer vacation, which started on April 20 and will continue till June 9. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the government earlier had rescheduled the summer vacation and canceled online classes in government schools during this period.
Directorate of Education (DoE) said," it has been brought to the notice of this directorate that despite the summer vacation which has been advanced due to surge in COVID 10 cases, the regular online learning method continues to be adopted in one way or the other by some private schools,"
“Keeping in mind the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 and in the overall interest of stakeholders of the management of private schools including its teaching staff, it is expedient that direction issued in respect of Government Schools and Govt. Aided schools with regards to the suspension of online classes as mentioned above needs are extended in the unaided recognized schools of Delhi also,” according to an order issued by the Delhi Directorate of Education (DoE).
An official statement said, “This is the intent of summer vacation and other scheduled vacations in the academic calendar of schools. In the present circumstances due to COVID-19 and the context explained above, it is all the more important that the intent of summer vacation is realized not just in letter but in spirit too”