Schools in Delhi have been closed since mid-March to control the spread of Coronavirus infection amongst the students. But this has put the academic future of the students in a quandary as not only are the final examinations pending for certain subjects; new academic session might not start at least till July 2020. As a result, the schools have been looking for alternate arrangements to help the students with continuing their studies.
Delhi Education: Online Classes & Study Materials To EVS Students
Online classes have been one such endeavor that aims to ensure that education does not stop. But students belonging to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Children with Special Needs (CWSN), and Disadvantaged Group (DG) have been unable to access the online learning resources and are suffering due to it.
Taking cognizance of the matter, the Delhi Government has issued instructions to all private unaided schools operating in Delhi to provide the children from the above-mentioned categories with the necessary study material and online classes at the earliest. As of now, no special arrangements have been made by the private unaided schools in Delhi to assist the students enrolled under these sections.
The notice issued by the Directorate of Education states that “All the Private Unaided Recognized Schools providing online learning material or classes to the students are hereby directed to ensure that online classes or learning material are also provided to the students admitted under EWS, DG, CWSN category.”
The notice issued by the Directorate of Education further added that “In no case, any EWS, DG, CWSN category student shall be deprived of providing online classes or learning material.” Moreover, the notice specified that “Schools shall ensure the same (access to online classes) in a similar manner as being provided to General category students.” The said notice was issued on 29th April 2020 and instructed the schools to take the necessary actions immediately.
On the other hand, Delhi Government has asked the Central Government to cancel the CBSE Board Exams for Class 10th and 12th students and have asked them to be assessed based on their performance in the internal assessment.
Ever since the closure of schools in Delhi since 16th March 2020, parents and students have been facing significant inconvenience due to the coronavirus lockdown. Schools have been looking for alternate modes of teaching, and online classes have become the new normal. But students form specific sections were facing problems as no particular arrangements had been made for them.
Now that the guidelines have been issued from the Delhi Government, it can be expected that the students from Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Children with Special Needs (CWSN), and Disadvantaged Group (DG) will also be able to continue their studies without any hassles.