New Delhi: The Delhi government has announced that students from nursery to class 8 will be promoted to the next class according to the 'no-detention policy'. The decision will be taken by the Delhi government on Monday. In a joint digital press conference with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's deputy Manish Sisodia said online classes for students of class 12 will begin from the first week of April.
As per his statement the exams of up to class 8 could not be held due to the recent violence in northeast Delhi which was followed by the coronavirus outbreak, he said. "However, the students from nursery to class 8 will be imparted reading, writing, and speaking skills through the help of technology, teachers and their parents," he said.
"Students will be assigned activities through SMS or IVR which they will have to do and maintain in a notebook. After the schools reopen, these activities will be used in internal assessment of the students," he said.
The deputy chief minister said that teachers of these classes will be in touch with the students through the phone. For class 12 students, the Delhi government will start online classes from the first week of April and students will be given funds for purchasing internet data packs. "Every day, two subjects will be taught.
The students will require to register on an online platform, the link of which would be sent to them, We will give funds to the students to purchase data packs," he said. "We are also preparing for such classes through TV channels if required," Sisodia said.
Noting that online classes for class 10 will begin later, Sisodia said the government was consulting the CBSE on how to start such classes for class 9 students as well. There are more than 1,200 government schools in the national capital. (INDIA ONLINE)