Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Image credit: NDTV

All schools in the national capital will remain shut for students till October 5, the Delhi government said on Friday.

The announcement has put an end to speculations around the partial reopening of schools in Delhi for students of Classes IX to XII from September 21.

It may be mentioned here that according to the Unlock 4.0 guidelines, which were issued on August 30, the Centre said schools will continue to remain closed till September 30.

“Students of Class IX to XII may be permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside containment zones only, on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers,” the guidelines said.

The Delhi government’s Directorate of Education (DoE), in an order issued on Friday, stated, “It is informed that all schools will remain closed for all students till October 5.”

“However, online classes and teaching-learning activities will continue as usual and Head of Schools (HoS) are authorised to call teachers/ staff (as per requirement) for smooth conduct of online classes, teaching-learning activities and any other work,” it further stated.

It may be mentioned here that owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country have been physically shut since March due.

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