The stage is set for the reopening of schools across the state to allow physical attendance of sixth to eighth grade students from Wednesday.
This decision of the Chief Minister. Chandrasekhar follows Rao’s instructions. Physical classes for students will begin on Wednesday and no later than March 1, as far as possible.
Education Minister Sabita Indra Reddy said that the management of schools should strictly follow the COVID-19 guidelines in the premises of schools. It will be mandatory to obtain parental consent to allow students inside schools.
Physical classes for students of classes IX and above had started from February 1. The government had decided to allow physical presence of students from Class VI as part of the phase-wise reopening of schools that were closed in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. .
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar held a meeting with district collectors and senior officials at the district level to reopen the schools on Wednesday. He wanted classes to begin on Wednesday and not later than March 1.
Apart from those students who are already allowed to attend classes, about 17.24 lakh students will physically attend classes after the government’s decision. The government had directed the District Level Education Monitoring Committee headed by the concerned district collectors to take steps to reopen the schools from class VI to VIII.
The concerned officers, including the district education officers, were directed to take all precautions for the safety of students and teachers. Special measures should be put in place for schools opening for the first time after closure due to the epidemic.