Directorate of education asks schools to suspend public activities during exam hours
The DoE has issued a circular asking schools to discontinue public activities such as distribution of ration and vaccination during exam hours with the CBSE Term 1 board exams beginning on Tuesday
New Delhi: The directorate of education (DoE) of Delhi has issued a circular asking schools to discontinue public activities such as distribution of ration and vaccination during examination hours with the Term 1 Board examinations of CBSE Class 12 commencing Tuesday.
The Term 1 Board examinations of CBSE has begun for the Class 12 with the minor papers and Class 10 minor exams will be begin from 17 November. The exams for major subjects for Class 10 and Class 12 will commence from 30 November and 1 December respectively. The mid-term examinations of Classes 9 and 11 are also scheduled from 1 December. These examinations will be conducted offline.
"For smooth conduct of all the examinations and in order to avoid any kind of disturbances which may affect the sanctity of examination, the heads of all government, government aided and un-aided recognised schools are hereby directed to discontinue all public activities like distribution of ration, vaccination centres or other public related activities during the examination hours," the circular issued on Monday read.
The heads of schools were also directed to ensure masks, hand sanitiser and hygiene inside premises.
"The Heads of Schools shall also ensure that Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) issued by Government for containment of COVID-19 pandemic should be followed by the students and schools staffs with due diligence," it said.
Amid the spread of the Omicron variant and the surge in COVID-19 cases, India began vaccination drive for children on 3 January
Over 92 percent of the adult population have received at least one dose while over 68 percent have been fully vaccinated, according to health ministry
The new measures come after the National Capital logged 17 more deaths due to COVID-19 and 19,166 infections in a day