Schools in the violence-affected areas of northeast Delhi will remain closed till March 7 as the situation is not effective to conduct annual examinations, as announced by the Directorate of Education on Saturday.The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE),maintained that it will hold exams for classes 10 and 12 as per schedule from March 2, Monday.
A senior DOE official stated,”Due to the prevailing unfavourable conditions in North East district of Delhi, the situation is not conducive for the conduct of examinations.In order to help the students to come out of this traumatic situation, it has been decided that all government, government-aided and private schools in the North East district will remain closed for students up to March 7. However, the heads and staff of the schools will attend as usual. The new date of annual exams will be announced shortly,” the official further added.
“You are requested to deploy police personnel in adequate number in and around the schools under the jurisdiction to ensure the safety and security of the students and teachers as well so that the exam may be conducted smoothly without any further tension,” the DoE letter said.Frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and pelted stones at locals and police personnel. Jaffrabad, Maujpur are among the areas affected by the riots.