Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister and the Education Minister of Delhi asked the principals of different schools to prepare a micro-plan for reopening the educational institutes. The Directorate of Education, Delhi asked the school administrations to give their opinions on the commencement of the new academic year in July 2020. The Government of Delhi i.e., the Deputy CM will take the final decision considering the micro-plan framework submitted by the principals of different schools.
The Education Minister will carry out some discussions with the district officers and comes with a new schedule for reopening the schools. It is well known that the Central Government has imposed a nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, all the educational institutions across the country were closed in mid-March. As part of providing education to the students amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Delhi Government has initiated digital classes for the students of classes 9 to 12.
Recently, the Government has announced that the students are given summer holidays from 11th May to 30th June 2020 considering the extended lockdown. The Government has given some relaxations in the lockdown period across the country. Now, the Delhi Government is contemplating when to commence the academic session for the students.
The Directorate of Education, [DoE] has released an official circular on Tuesday. It reads, ‘To initiate this planning process the facilitators of Cluster Leadership Development Programme shall conduct a session with about 10 heads of schools (HOSs) in their respective clusters in next fortnight.’
As per the order of the directorate, all the schools must submit a report regarding the current status of schools. It includes the total number of students, teachers’ availability, supporting staff, and infrastructure. Each school needs to submit their respective frameworks as the context will be different for every school.
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