Delhi: New session but schools will remain shut for students up to Class VIII

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For students up to class VIII in Delhi authorities schools, the brand new educational session will start subsequent month with no return to faculty. Like final yr, the brand new session will proceed with the system of on-line and offline worksheets.

Schools in Delhi had opened earlier this month for students from lessons IX to XII. While preparations for board examinations are in full swing, the Directorate of Education (DoE) is finishing up offline closing examinations for class IX and XI students in Delhi authorities schools, as are most non-public schools.

The DoE issued a round Tuesday which said that “in the new academic session 2021-22, the DoE has decided to resume the same alternate learning approach i.e. online/offline worksheets w.e.f. April 1, 2021 for the students of classes KG to V.”

A senior authorities official confirmed that the identical will be adopted for students of lessons VI to VIII. All students up to class VIII have been mechanically handed to the following grade after a yr of distant studying.


“We have decided to technically begin this session for the younger children with their worksheets. There is no plan for them to physically return to school as of now, and they will do so when the government takes that call. The school’s premises are being used by older children who are preparing for and writing these exams. Since the younger children are done with all the activities of 2020-21 year and have been automatically promoted, there is no reason to postpone the start of their next academic year,” the official stated.

The timeline of exams and declaration of outcomes has tentatively positioned the beginning of the following educational session for students of sophistication X to XII in authorities, government-aided and New Delhi Municipal Council schools on July 1, a lot later than the standard starting in April.

According to the timeline, the ultimate exams for class IX and XI students in Delhi authorities schools will begin on May 3. The DoE has additionally suggested non-public schools to observe this schedule for lessons IX and XI in the event that they haven’t but carried out their closing exams.

The worksheets for students up to class VIII are despatched to them on their class WhatsApp teams together with explanatory movies, voice notes and messages. Students are supposed to write solutions to the worksheets, take images of these, and WhatsApp them to their lecturers. Students who would not have entry to smartphones obtain all of the worksheets for the week in printed type of their schools, which they’ve to full and submit bodily to their lecturers after per week.

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