‘All Delhi students up to Class 8 to be promoted to next standard’

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday that all students of the national capital up to Class VIII will be promoted to the next standard under the no detention policy of the Right to Education Act.

All the schools in the city are shut due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has forced the government to announce a 21-day nationwide lockdown from the midnight of March 24.

With the shutting of the schools, students' education has been affected and to compensate the same, activities through recorded phone calls and messages will be given to the students up to Class VIII, Sisodia said.

“Those studying between nursery and Class VIII will be promoted to the next class under the Right to Education. However, education should not be disturbed during the lockdown. For the students between nursery and Class VIII, activities will be given through IVR and SMS. The students will have to document and complete the activities with the help of the elders,” Sisodia said.

The teachers will be in touch with the students through phone to guide them, Sisodia added.

The Education Minister also said that the most affected among the students were of Class XII.

“For them, there will be online classes. For that, they have to register on a platform. There will be online classes for two subjects for Class XII students daily. We will be giving them money for data packages as many students cannot afford them. The same will be adopted for Class X in a few days.”

For Class IX, Sisodia said the government is in touch with the CBSE and making plans.

While for Class XI, “we are awaiting the Class X board results”, he said.



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