The Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday that the schools, colleges, and coaching institutes to resume physical classes from September 1. The decision is made by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on account of improvement in the Covid-19 situation in the city.
The city records 46 fresh Covid-19 cases and no fertility on Friday says the state government’s daily health bulletin data. The data is less than 1% for 89 days, and below 5% for 99 days. Moreover, Delhi has had a daily average of 32 cases in the past seven weeks. Currently, Delhi has only 412 active cases as of now.
Sisodia said in a news briefing at the Delhi Secretariat that “The kind of education that can be imparted through physical classes can never be substituted by online classes. So we have decided to allow schools to open.” He additionally added to his statement, from September 1, all government schools will open for classes 9 to 12 and all private schools can also resume classes for 9 to 12 from the said date. Coaching centres can also start classes for students of 9 to 12 standards.”
He said that in the next few days, the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for schools will be issued. The organisation’s chairperson Malini Narayanan said, we had been only focusing on practical till now as per the government order. Now, when the announcement is made, we have started working on theory classes as well. Once classes begin, we will plan for conducting offline tests and teaching plans will be developed accordingly.