Delhi Might Remove Nursery Admissions for 2021-22 and Unlikely to Reopen Schools Before July 2021

The Government of Delhi is in plans to remove nursery admissions for the next academic session 2021-22. As per the latest sources, one of the senior government officials has mentioned the option which will be proposed to private schools as of now. As per the proposal, the schools across Delhi need to admit two batches in the 2022-23 academic year i.e., one batch in the nursery and the second batch in kindergarten.

Delhi Might Remove Nursery Admissions for 2021-22
Delhi Might Remove Nursery Admissions for 2021-22

The Education Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia said that there was a slight chance of schools reopening before July next year. He stated that ‘Even if we start vaccinating people by February, we will be able to vaccinate a sizeable chunk only by July. There is no possibility of reopening schools before that. We also have to look at how examinations will be conducted without putting teachers and students at risk.’ 

While describing the proposal to demolish nursery admissions for the upcoming academic session, one of the senior officials said, ‘Schools can admit students in both nursery and kindergarten for the 2022-23 academic session, as there will be vacancies in both grades. Considering the unpredictable nature of the Covid virus, the youngest children will be the last to go to school in any case. In such a situation, to have another set of young children whose entire academic year will be online is a little unfair to them as well as to their parents.’

It is well known that all the schools across Delhi and other states of India have been closed since March. A batch of students this year have initiated nursery in April. However, all the classes for the nursery students are being held in online mode. No students have communicated with their respective teachers or classmates as part of online education. All of them have seen their fellow students and teachers on the screen.

The kids during formative classes i.e., nursery and kindergarten, can learn how to interact with each other and the world. This way, the children are prepared to face the world in any situation. The official said that the children may not acquire this chance even after commencing school. The admissions of the students into nursery in Delhi is a highly regulated procedure. The Government of Delhi decides the admission schedule and entire criteria. In general, the guidelines are issued by the government by November. This year, the schools have stated that there is no need for that discussion.

Jyoti Arora, the Principal at Mount Abu School and a member of the CBSE governing body said, ‘The government has not discussed any guidelines with us so far. Everything is very uncertain and parents are also wary, keeping in mind the pandemic.’ Stay in touch with this website to get the latest educational updates such as the academic session commencement, reopening of schools, etc.

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