Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said students will be allowed to attend colleges, schools on their own wish. No student is forced to attend offline classes, it’s their personal choice. Classes will continue online as well as offline, Delhi Government added.
Delhi Government has opened all educational institutions starting on September 1 for Classes 9 to 12 and for college students. Coaching classes have been permitted to start as well. Despite the opening of institutions, CM Arvind Kejriwal said if the situation continues to be normal, all schools and colleges will re-open without restrictions.
“Today, the [Covid] situation in Delhi is under control. At one time parents were also worried but now parents are saying that schools should be opened at the earliest so that students can continue their studies,” Mr. Kejriwal said.
Deputy CM added, some classrooms are been used for vaccination but there are enough vacant classes for students. “Wherever the vaccination is going on in the schools, we have done a complete review of it… we will reduce them but now, we have space as schools are opening for Classes 9 to 12 only,” Manish Sisodia holding education forum added.
DDA created an expert committee to analyze the opening of schools. The committee suggested opening in a phased manner. Firstly higher classes, followed by secondary and primary.
Though, Delhi Government has allowed the re-opening. But, the final decision resides in the hands of the respective schools and universities whether they want their students to start offline or continue online.