New Delhi: The Directorate of Education of the Delhi Government on Saturday announced that all schools – government and private – in the violence-affected areas of Northeast Delhi will remain closed for students till March 7. Year-end examinations in those schools have been postponed and a new date will be announced soon. Also Read - Tahir Hussain Arrested And Remanded to 4-Day Police Custody in IB Staffer's Murder Case
The announcement comes hours after principals and staff members of several schools visited the agitation-hit areas and conducted a ground review. The schools were temporarily opened earlier this morning after being shut down on February 25, for four consecutive days, as clashes aggravated. Also Read - Don't Use 'My Lordship', 'My Lord' For me: Justice S Muralidhar to Punjab And Haryana High Court Lawyers
After the assessment, the education department stated that the situation in the area is still not conducive for conducting exams. The schools were earlier slated to be closed for the entire week and resume classes on Monday as per the scenario. Also Read - Five More Held For IB Staffer Ankit Sharma's Murder, Total Seven Arrested in Case Thus Far
The heads had been asked to visit their respective schools and prepare comprehensive reports stating the present state of preparedness and the earliest time by when schools can reopen and examinations can be conducted.
Yesterday, the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) announced that board exams dated March 2 and onwards will be conducted as per schedule if the situation is contained. The board has already postponed exams in the agitation-hit area held till February 29. The CBSE had said it will conduct fresh examination for students who couldn’t appear for papers in parts of Northeast Delhi that were gripped in violence.