Manish Sisodia, Minister of education in Delhi, recently wrote to the HRD minister saying, “Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said some time ago that we have to learn to live with coronavirus. So it would be preferable to open schools with the proper course of action and safety measures.” Though CBSE is yet to decide on reopening of schools, sources suggest CBSE will open schools only after August. However, a date is yet to be agreed upon for the reopening of schools.
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has said that CBSE board results can be declared by August 15, allowing the admission process for further studies. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is the Minister of Union Human Resource Development (HRD). He also said that only after August will the schools be reopened at the same time when universities will resume with their new semesters. He also specified that a final and official decision is yet to be taken and will be decided on by evaluating the existing conditions of the pandemic.
Manish Sisodia said that the government would ensure every student’s safety and assured parents that every child is essential for them. He also mentioned that education cannot be received only through online mediums and that it has come back to normalcy while also specifying that allowing older students to pursue education while keeping the younger at home cannot be the solution. Many private schools have suggested measures to exercise and to ensure the safety of the students when the schools reopen.
CBSE is presently concerned with conducting the 10th and 12th class remaining board examinations and giving the results in time so that the children need not suffer, and their hard does not go in waste. Only after conducting the examinations and giving results will they decide upon the reopening of schools. Board exams for classes 10 and 12 are to be completed on the 15h of July. The boards has arranged for children to take the exam in their respective schools to provide the least distance of travel for them.
Board also asked schools to maintain the decorum of the examination and take precautionary measures. Students will have to bring their own sanitized necessary things and wear a face mask at all times. They also released a cyber safety manual for students to ensure online safety for them. They are also conducting free of cost tele-counseling for students and parents to help them relieve their stress during the pandemic.