Delhi School Reopening: Around 2,500 parents in Delhi have asked the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal not to reopen schools in the national capital. The parents are not convinced about the safety of their wards. Therefore, they have requested that classes must not be resumed in this academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Delhi Parent’s Association sent an email to the CMO consisting of short inputs and views of around 2,498 parents, many of who disagreed to send their wards to school during coronavirus pandemic.
The email stated that almost all the parents are not comfortable to send their children to schools.
One of the parents, giving its opinion on school reopening in Delhi, said that the schools should be reopened when no new Covid-19 cases would be reported for at least 10 days or till the time a vaccine is available.
Otherwise, the government should declare 2020 as a zero year, it added.
On October 4, the Education minister Manish Sisodia, on Delhi School Reopening, confirmed that the schools in Delhi would not be reopened on October 15 and that the classes would not resume.
“All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 31 due to Corona. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that as a parent, he understand the seriousness of the situation. At this time, it will not be appropriate to take any risk regarding the health of children,” he said in a tweet.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had earlier passed the orders to reopen schools after October 15. However, the educational institutions’ authorities and state governments were allowed to make their own decision on the basis of condition of coronavirus pandemic in the state.