Delhi schools will commence classes from 9 am onwards due to cold weather conditions, according to a circular from the Delhi government’s Directorate of Education on Sunday.
The DoE has further directed schools to not hold classes beyond 5 pm.
The national capital continued to reel under severe cold conditions on Sunday as the minimum temperature dropped to 3.5 degrees Celsius — this winter’s lowest –? and a thick layer of fog was seen in several parts of the city.
“It is directed that all students of government and private schools shall join back classes in physical mode from January 15 (Monday). This includes nursery, KG and primary classes as well.
“However, taking precaution in view of the prevailing foggy conditions, no school (including double-shift schools) will start before 9 am and have classes beyond 5 pm till further directions,” the circular read.
All teaching and non-teaching staff shall report for duty as usual, it said, adding school heads must inform all students, parents and staff about the revise schedule on Sunday.