New Delhi: Keeping in view the rising cases of coronavirus in the national capital, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said that the students from nursery to Class 8 in Delhi will be promoted to next class under no detention policy. Also Read - I am Sad, Tweets Manish Sisodia as UP Blames Delhi For Migrant Crisis: A Two-Pronged Emergency As Mudslinging Begins
Not to lose touch with the studies, Sisodia said that the teachers will be in touch with students of up to class 8 through phone to guide them. Also Read - Delhi Budget 2020-21: ‘Govt Sets Aside Rs 50 Crore to Deal With Coronavirus,' Says Sisodia
“Students studying in Nursery to Class 8 will be promoted directly to the next standard, under Right to Education. For Nursery till Class 8 students, one activity/project will be sent to their parents every day through SMS and recorded phone calls,” he added. Also Read - ‘Zero Paper Attendance to be Implemented in Delhi Govt Schools From April 1,’ Says Sisodia
He also said that the Delhi government will begin online classes of two subjects for the students of Class 12.
On the other hand, the Delhi government on Sunday converted schools in Ghazipur area into night shelters to accommodate stranded migrant workers amid the lockdown.
The nationwide lockdown imposed from Tuesday midnight has triggered a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities in several states to their villages. Hundreds of migrant workers belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand have gathered in Ghazipur and nearby areas of the Delhi-UP border.