The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Delhi Government to consider a plea seeking directions to the government to order schools to not grant admissions for 2020-21 in nursery education amid the Covid-19 outbreak, as a representation. The plea, which was disposed of, had said admissions didn’t make sense because online classes don’t fulfill the purpose.
Hearing the plea through video conferencing, the single-judge bench of Justice Prateek Jalan noted the statement made by the Delhi government counsel that suggestions made in the petition will be considered for framing guidelines for nursery admissions or taking an appropriate decision over the issue.
The petition has been filed by Advocate Rajat Vats seeking framing of guidelines with regards to the issue as the curriculum cannot be achieved through online classes and physical opening of schools cannot be done because of Covd-19.
The petitioner alleged that the objectives laid down in the syllabus of NCERT for the nursery class may not be satisfied through online classes as it requires play activities and making the child familiar with the school environment.
The plea stated, “During this pandemic/ disaster government should take some measures to give relaxation to the parents so that their kids/children future won’t get affected.”