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“Schools are not reopening for now,” says Arvind Kejriwal

“Schools are not reopening for now,” says Arvind Kejriwal. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that schools in Delhi will not open for now.  Kejriwal told the reporters, ” Schools are not reopening for now.”

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“Schools are not reopening for now,” says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Earlier the government announced that schools will remain closed till 31 October due to ongoing covid pandemic. However, on Saturday Arvind Kejriwal told reporters on the sidelines of an event that schools in the national capital will remain closed for now.  Due to covid pandemic, schools and universities have remained closed since 16 March. On 16 March, the centre announced a countrywide classroom shut down to contain the spread of coronavirus. 

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Educational institutions in the country continue to remain closed:

On 25 March, a nationwide lockdown was imposed by the central government. After 25 March, slowly many restrictions have been eased out in different phases of unlocking. Nevertheless, educational institutions are still closed. According to unlock phase guidelines, schools can be reopened by the state in phases. 

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Earlier, schools had permission to call students from class 9-12 voluntarily:

Initially, it was decided that students can go to schools voluntarily from 21 September. The students from class 9 to 12 were permitted to do so. However, the government of Delhi was against it. 

AAP government’s decision to not pay for CBSE examination fees for this year:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal talked about AAP government’s decision to not pay for CBSE examination fees for this academic session. Kejriwal cited fund crunch due to the ongoing covid pandemic 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that for now the schools in the capital will continue to remain closed.

 

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