Delhi: More than 40,000 students enrolled in EDMC schools in a year, many left private schools

Over 40,000 children have enrolled for the new academic session in schools run by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), a senior official said on Thursday. EDMC’s education committee chairman Rajeev Kumar claimed in a press conference here that many of these students have left private schools and have taken admission in schools run by the civic body. For the new academic session, 40,033 students have taken admission in EDMC-run schools, Kumar said. He said that a large number of these students are those who have left private schools to take admission in the schools run by the EDMC.

He said that this shows the improvement in the quality of education being imparted in the schools run by the civic body. Kumar said, “Eastern Corporation is striving to provide quality education to the children at the primary level. And only 40,033 students have enrolled because of this commitment.”

EDMC has two zones- Shahdara (North) and Shahdara (South). According to Rajiv Kumar, 15 schools in each zone are being developed as model schools with smart classrooms, computer labs, English medium instruction and other facilities.

Schools will remain closed till 8th in Delhi for the time being

Schools up to 8th standard will remain closed in Delhi for the time being. According to the order issued by DDMA, it has been decided to keep the schools closed till 8th standard. However, classes above 9th will continue to run with 50% capacity. The DDMA will soon hold a meeting with the expert committee to take an important decision on reopening the Delhi school for junior classes. The panel had earlier recommended a phased reopening of schools in the city.

As per his earlier suggestions, schools were asked to reopen classes 6 to 8 from September 8. However, the final decision is yet to be taken by the DDMA and the Delhi government. Meanwhile, several private students have urged the state government to allow the resumption of offline classes for class 6 to 8 students.

(with PTI input)

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