Delhi schools to break early for vacations | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In view of the increasing Covid-19 cases, Delhi government has declared early summer vacation for schools in the city. It will now begin from April 20 against May 11 and end on June 9 against June 30 earlier.
The parents of children studying in private schools, however, argued that the schedule could have remained the same as the classes were anyway held online.
An order issued by Directorate of Education (DoE) said, “Now, the academic session 2021-22 is rescheduled and will be observed from April 20 to June 9. All heads of schools are directed to disseminate the information among the teaching, non-teaching staff, students and parents through mass SMS facility, phone calls and other means.” For government and aided-schools DoE said the semi-online teaching learning for students from classes nursery-IX would remain suspended during the summer vacation.
A private school principal said, “Now, we will again have to align our academic calendar accordingly. However, considering the mode of teaching-learning being online, this wasn’t required.”
The school heads have been told that during the period vacation, staff may be called to the schools for academic-related work, such as admission and examination. The vacation staff called for duty will be eligible for credit of earned leave.

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