NEW DELHI: Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday that every student of the capital up to Class VIII will be promoted to the next standard under the no-detention policy of the Right to Education Act.
All teaching institutions in the city are shut because of the coronavirus outbreak, which has forced the govt. to announce a 21-day nationwide lockdown from the midnight of March 24.
With the shutting of the schools, students' education has been affected and to compensate for it, activities through recorded phone calls and messages are going to be given to the students up to Class VIII, Sisodia said.
"Those studying between nursery and class VIII are going to be promoted to the successive class under the Right to Education. However, education shouldn't be disturbed during the lockdown. For the students between nursery and class VIII, activities are going to be given through IVR and SMS. the students will have to document and complete the activities with the assistance of the elders," Sisodia said.
The teachers are going to be in contact with the scholars through the phone to guide them, Sisodia added.
The Education Minister also said that the most affected among the students were of class XII.
"For them, there'll be online classes. For that, they need to register on a platform. there'll be online classes for 2 subjects for class XII students daily. we are going to be giving them money for data packages as many students cannot afford them. a similar method will be adopted for class X soon in a few days."
For Class IX, Sisodia said the govt. is in contact with the CBSE and making plans.
While for class XI, "we are awaiting the class X board results", he said.