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Online Classes will Start for Children of Delhi Govt Schools: Manish Sisodia

Apr 2 2020 4:30PM

On Monday the Delhi government declared that students from nursery to class 8th will be promoted to the next class in the national capital.

In a joint digital press conference with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia stated online classes for students of class 12th will begin from 1st week of April.

Sisodia, who is also the education minister, stated the students of government schools will be promoted as per the 'no-detention policy' under the Right To Education.

Examinations of upto class 8 could not be conducted because of the recent violence in northeast Delhi which was followed by the coronavirus spread, he continued.

"Though, the students from nursery to class 8 will be imparted reading, writing and speaking skills with the help of technology, teachers and their parents," he said.

Through SMS or IVR students will be assigned activities which they will have to do and maintain in a notebook. After the schools reopen, these activities will be utilized in internal assessment of the students," he affirmed.

The deputy chief minister asserted that teachers of these classes will be in contact with the students over the phone.

The Delhi government will start online classes for class 12th students from the Ist week of April and students will be provided funds for purchasing internet data packs.

"Every day, two subjects will be taught. The students have to register on an online platform, link of which would be sent to them... We will give funds to the students to purchase data packs," he told.

Sisodia said, "We are also making plans for such classes via TV channels if required”.

Noting that online classes for class 10 will start later, Sisodia said the government was consulting the CBSE on how to start such classes for class 9th students also.

In the national capital, there are more than 1,200 government schools in the national capital.

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