All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 5, relief for parents and kids

While several restrictions have been eased in different phases of 'Unlock 4' since June 8, educational institutions continue to be closed.

Published: 18th September 2020 04:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2020 07:59 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo | Parveen Negi/EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: In a major relief to parents and students, the Delhi Government on Friday announced all schools in the national capital would remain closed till October 5. Online classes and teaching learning activities, however, will continue as usual.

There was earlier unease among the parents, especially whose children are enrolled in the un-aided schools as these schools issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and started preparation to reopen schools on September 21 patially for class 9-12.

“The online classes and teaching learning activities will continue as usual and Heads of Schools (HoS) are authorized to call teachers/ staff as per requirement for smooth conduct of online classes, teaching learning activities and any other work,” read the circular issued by government.

Earlier, the government had said it would allow senior students to come to schools if they need any guidance from their teachers. But now, it has made clear that there will be no partial reopening of the schools, irrespective of the class.

While several restrictions have been eased since June 8, educational institutions continue to be closed. The government has announced four phases of the ‘Unlock’ so far and in the guidelines for the latest phase, the home ministry has said schools will continue to remain closed till September 30.



Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp