Delhi’s air has become more toxic now. In view of the situation, private schools have started taking steps to stop the outdoor activities for the students in view of the increasing pollution. Some schools are also considering installing air purifiers in the classroom. The guidelines of the Directorate of Education regarding closure of schools are awaited. However, schools have differing opinions regarding this. At the same time, a request has been made by the Delhi Parents Association to start online classes for the students.
Ban on sports activities: Bharat Arora, president of Action Committee Unaided Recognized Private School, said that due to increasing pollution, some schools have taken steps to stop activities related to sports and prayer meetings in the campus. He said that some middle ground should be found to close the school. Parents’ opinion is also important.
Online class starts: Delhi Parents Association President Aparajita Gautam said that the pollution situation is dangerous. Children suffering from asthma and allergies have increased difficulties. Schools should be closed till the situation returns to normal. Online classes should start again for the students. At the same time, Dr. Satveer Sharma, Principal of Vidya Bal Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Mayur Vihar Phase-3, said that the idea is to stop the outdoor activities in the school premises.
Decreased attendance of students in classes
Pallavi Sharma, principal of Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School, Vikaspuri, told that the children are very upset due to pollution. Information about complaints of burning in the eyes is being received through teachers. Since Diwali, the attendance of students in the school has also come down by 25-30 per cent.
Considering installing an air purifier
Priyanka Gulati, principal of Evergreen Public School located in Vasundhara Enclave, said that the school was closed for two years due to Kovid. In such a situation, closing the school is not justified, as no such request has been received from the parents. However, the school administration is considering installing air purifiers in classrooms.
Online studies in Noida-Greater Noida schools till November 8
Noida (Language). In view of the rising level of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, all schools in Noida and Greater Noida will have online education for students up to class VIII till next Tuesday. This information was given by the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration in an official order issued on Thursday.
According to the order issued by Gautam Budh Nagar District School Inspector (DIOS) Dharamveer Singh, schools have been told that if possible, classes IX to XII should also be made online.
The order has completely banned outdoor activities such as sports and prayer meetings. Singh said that all schools are directed to conduct online education up to class VIII. If possible, they have been asked to conduct classes from ninth to 12th through online medium.
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