Delhi: As board exams for the students of class 10th and 12th are approaching, Delhi Government on Wednesday issued an order to re-open schools for practical and pre-board exam preparation.
“In order to conduct activities pertaining to pre-board preparation and practical work, the Govt and Govt aided/unaided schools may call students of Class 10 and 12 only to school from 18th January. The child should be called to school only with the consent of parents,” the Delhi Government said.
As per the order, attendance will be maintained but it will be under the discretion of parents whether to send their wards to schools or not.
“While the records of children coming to school be maintained, the same should not be used for attendance purpose as sending the child to school is completely optional for parents,” the order further said.
While the records of children coming to school be maintained, the same should not be used for attendance purpose as sending the child to school is completely optional for parents: Government of Delhi. https://t.co/syL5N55Pf9
— ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2021
As the schools are set to open from January 18, the order also said that students must follow the standard operating procedures for Covid-19 such as maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.
All schools in the national Capital have been physically shut since March last year in order to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be the first time after 10 months that students will return to their campuses.
Board examinations are going to be held from May 4, for which pre-board, the practical exam will also be done, due to which the government allowed the school to open.
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