Delhi Government has informed that all schools will resume physical classes for class 6 onwards from 18th December, ANI reported.
The Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) today reviewed the restrictions imposed on the opening of schools, colleges and educational institutions.
The Commission today directed all the State Governments of NCR and GNCTD to follow a phased re-opening approach in respect of schools, colleges and educational institutions located within the NCR. State Governments of NCR and GNCTD have been advised to take an immediate decision for the resumption of physical classes in schools (standard 6 onwards), colleges, educational institutions, skill development and training institutes, other training institutes and libraries.
The Commission also directed the State Governments of NCR and GNCTD to take the decision for resumption of physical classes, for students up to 5th standard, w.e.f. 27th December 2021, duly considering the Air Quality Index (AQI) and the winter vacation schedule.
The Commission had earlier informed the Supreme Court that a decision on re-opening of schools, colleges and educational institutions, will be taken by 17/12/2021.
The Commission had directed that “all public and private schools colleges and educational institutions shall remain closed until further orders allowing only online mode of education”.
A large number of representations were received by the Commission arguing the compelling necessity to open the schools and educational institutions with immediate effect. Following the directions of the Supreme Court, the Commission examined the requests of various organizations regarding relaxations on restrictions imposed.
Taking into consideration the submissions made and in light of improvement of Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi from ‘Severe’ to ‘Very Poor’ category, the Commission today directed the State Governments of NCR and GNCTD to re-open schools, colleges and educational institutions in a phased manner.
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