In response to the alarming levels of air pollution in the region, schools in Ghaziabad and Noida have been compelled to close their physical classrooms until November 10. The District Magistrate of Ghaziabad issued an order, effectively suspending all in-person classes from nursery to class 9, and directing schools to transition to online learning to safeguard the well-being of students.
This decision comes as part of the Graded Response Action Plan Stage-4, a measure implemented due to the dire air quality conditions. All schools in Ghaziabad have been instructed to refrain from conducting offline classes for students from pre-school to the 9th grade. The district administration has mandated that primary to class 9 classes be conducted online, ensuring that education continues while minimizing students’ exposure to the ongoing air pollution crisis.
Noida, located in Gautam Buddha Nagar, has taken similar action by temporarily closing all schools from nursery to class 9 until November 10. This move mirrors the recent closure of schools in Delhi, where authorities have deemed it necessary to keep educational institutions shuttered until November 10 due to the persistently deteriorating air quality in the national capital and its surrounding areas.