New Delhi (NVI): Schools in Delhi reopened today for Classes 10th and 12th, after a gap of almost ten months.
Delhi government took the decision to allow the CBSE board exam candidates to prepare for the upcoming practical exams and complete internal assignments.
The schools have been allowed to reopen with COVID-19 protocol in place. Students have to carry written permission from their parents to attend school.
Furthermore, schools have been asked to ensure sanitisation of classrooms, laboratories and other common areas and keep a stock of face masks and sanitisers for students.
Sanitiser dispensers are to be installed at the entrance of each laboratory. Meanwhile, the students will take the practical sessions in smaller batches.
According to the guidelines, schools that are out of the containment zone areas will only be allowed to open.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter on the morning of reopening day and said he is glad that the schools are opening in Delhi today.
“Best wishes to the students of class 10 & 12th who are going to visit their school today after 10 months… (though it’s only for limited purpose and with covid protocols..) But still… I am glad that schools are opening in Delhi today,” Sisodia said in a tweet.
Best wishes to the students of class 10&12th who are going to visit their school today after 10 months…
(though it's only for limited purpose and with covid protocols..) But still…
I am glad that schools are opening in Delhi today. pic.twitter.com/vmLRIkVl68
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) January 18, 2021
The move to reopen schools in Delhi comes as the positivity rate in the national capital continues to hover below 1 per cent and the authorities declaring control over the disease outbreak by strict testing and isolating method.
The Centre had, in Unlock 5 guidelines, allowed schools to reopen from October 15. However, the decision was left to states/union territories to decide as to when they would resume physical classes.