Schools, colleges and coaching institutes in Delhi can reopen for physical classes from Monday, February 7, 2022 the Delhi government decided today. Students of Delhi-Schools classes 9-12 can attend physical classes from Monday and for nursery classes, physical teaching-learning activities will resume from February 14.
“Delhi government has decided to welcome children in schools and colleges, now all schools (after class 9), colleges, institutes, universities, coaching will reopen from February 7. Nursery to class from February 14, higher education will be purely physical mode,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.
The Delhi government had recommended the reopening of schools in the DDMA meeting on January 27. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also advocated the reopening of Delhi-Schools and colleges, saying that a generation of children would be left behind if schools were not opened now.
Stating that online education can never replace offline education, Mr Sisodia, who is also the education minister of Delhi, said that the government had closed schools when it was not safe for children, but highly Caution is now harming the students.
“The pandemic-induced school closures have not only affected their studies but also their mental health. During COVID, our priority was the safety of the children. But since various researches have now found that COVID is not so harmful for children, it is important to reopen schools, as now is the time for exams and related preparations,” Mr Sisodia said.