Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the students from nursery to class 8th in the state will be promoted without exams to next class under the no detention policy. Mr Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said the government will begin online classes of two subjects for the students who are about to enter Class 12. Regarding the promotion of Class 9 to Class 11 students, the minister said a decision will be taken after the consultation with Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE.
Mr Sisodia said exams of up to class 8 could not be held due to the recent violence in northeast Delhi which was followed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The students who are registering for the online classes will be given monetary benefits for buying data packs, the minister said in a joint digital press conference with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The online classes for Class 12 students will begin from the first week of April and after sometime, the same will be organised for Class 10 students, the minister said.
According to the minister, from now onwards the students will receive an activity daily through SMS and IVR, and they will have to keep the activity details on a notebook as a project.
“When the schools are open, the teachers will check these project and the students will be given its weightage,” he said.
Schools and all educational institutions across Delhi have been closed due to the all India lockdown announced last week.
India has close to 1,100 coronavirus cases, including 29 deaths.
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