Delhi schools to reopen from January 18 for classes 10, 12

The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to reopen schools for students of class 10 and 12 from January 18.  The decision has been taken in view of board exams, pre-board examinations, practical and project work.

The government has, however, requested schools to call children only after the consent of their parents.

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in a tweet said, “In view of CBSE board examinations and practicals in Delhi, permission is being given to open schools for practical, project, counseling, etc. for 10th and 12th classes from January 18. Children can be called only with the consent of their parents. Children will not be forced to come.”

The schools in the national capital will be reopening after more than nine months. They have been shut since March 2020 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

At present, there are 3,179 active cases of coronavirus in Delhi, while 6,17,006 patients have recovered and 10,707 have lost their lives.