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Delhi: Govt, Govt-aided/unaided schools reopen for class 10, 12

By Gitanjali Mangal -- January 18, 2021 9:26 am -- Updated:January 18, 2021 9:53 am

After being closed for over 10 months, the schools in Delhi re-opened its physical classes for classes 10, 12 students from today. The state government decided to re-open schools in view of the upcoming CBSE board exams.

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The Govt, govt-aided/unaided schools have re-opened in Delhi today for classes 10th & 12th, months after they were closed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted, "Keeping in view CBSE board exams, permission is being granted for schools to reopen for Classes 10 and 12 from January 18 for practical, project work and counselling. Students will be called with parent's consent and will not be bound to come,"

Because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, schools had switched to virtual classrooms to ensure there is no disruption in the education of children, and many continue to do so.

Officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE) cleared that physical attendance is not compulsory and the students will attend schools only with the consent of their parents. COVID 19 guidelines have been shared with schools and would be followed effectively.

Adding that only schools outside containment zones will be allowed to reopen and that students, teachers and staffers living in these zones will not be allowed to attend school.


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The DoE has also directed schools not to hold assemblies and physical outdoor activities.

Union education ministry has already announced the dates for board exams of Class 10, 12. They will be conducted from May 4 to June 10, the CBSE board is yet to release an examination date-sheet.

From Delhi, over 3 lakh students have registered for the Class 10 CBSE board exam while over 2.5 lakh candidates have registered for the Class 12 exam.

When asked about re-opening of schools, a student said, "We'll clear our doubts with teachers & learn about new pattern. We'll follow social distancing, keep our masks on & carry sanitizers," 

-PTC News

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