Updated: Fri, 04 Feb 2022 12:56 PM IST
New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Delhi government on Friday announced schools for classes 9 to 12 will be allowed to reopen from February 7 amid COVID protocols. Only fully vaccinated teachers will be allowed to attend the schools.
"In Delhi, institutions of higher education to open subject to SoPs & strict adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour. Schools to open in a phased manner. Schools for classes 9th-12th to reopen from Feb 7. Teachers who aren't vaccinated will not be permitted," sources told news agency ANI.
Further, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia announced schools will reopen from 7th February for std 9-12. For Nursery to std 8 schools will reopen from 14th February. Hybrid classes will continue and colleges will reopen from Monday as well.
The decision regarding the reopening of schools in Delhi was taken at the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting. The DDMA also announced certain other relaxations of COVID-19 curbs including a reduction in night curfew timings.
In the previous meeting of DDMA headed by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, apart from the end of the weekend curfew, many other business exemptions were given. This time, considering the decline in COVID-19 cases in the capital, students of senior classes have been allowed to resume studies in offline mode following the COVID protocol in schools.
Earlier, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia, while reacting to the protest against the opening of schools by the students and parents at the Delhi Secretariat and ITO on Tuesday, said that if the schools are not opened, then the children's lives will be lost, a generation will be left behind. At the same time, the Deputy Chief Minister had informed in a tweet that a memorandum signed by more than 1600 parents has been handed over to him and he also agrees with it.
The schools in Delhi will be re-opened with students asked to obtain the written consent of the parents for attending the physical classes in the school. There will be no compulsion to attend offline classes and online classes will continue as before.