As the Coronavirus cases continue to increase in the country’s capital, Delhi, the Government School Teachers Association of Delhi is demanding the government to declare 2019-2020 as zero academic year.
Looking at the current figures, it is inevitable that the coronavirus cases will increase in the coming days and it is not advisable to think about reopening schools, considering the health and safety of children.
Ajayveer Yadav, General Secretary, Government School Teachers Association Delhi showed concerns about children and teachers safety if schools reopened, as he mentions :
“Let’s not forget what happened in Israel when they opened the schools. We must ensure that this academic year is declared as zero. Even Arvind Kejriwal himself is showing Covid-19 symptoms. So, it’s not difficult to imagine what the condition would be if schools were reopened.”
Ajayveer adds, “More than 100 teachers are now infected with Corona till now and four of the Delhiites lost their lives. We must ensure that schools are not reopened until this pandemic slows down.”
Apprehension is growing on both the sides of the coins. Not only the government of Delhi but also the parents are worried about sending children back to school. Most of the parents associations are also demanding that schools should not be reopened at the moment and that the whole academic session should be declared zero.