The Telangana Government on Tuesday decided to start classes for 6 to 8 standard from tomorrow February 24, 2021. As per the directives of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar conducted a virtual meeting with all District Collectors, District Education Officers (DEOs), and other Officials Regarding the reopening of schools.
“The Chief Secretary (CS) directed that classes should open from Wednesday as far as possible and not later than March 1”, an official statement reads. It’s been more than 10 months since schools are closed due to ongoing pandemic and schools were taking classes online so that studies of students could not harm.
Classes for 9 to 12 have been started from December 2020, in many states while in Telangana schools (for classes 9 to 12 ) have been started from the first week of February after guidelines released by the Education Ministry.
About 17.24 lakh students, in addition to the students (9 and 10 classes) who are already attending, would be attending schools. The CS instructed that the District-Level Education Monitoring Committee should meet, with all the District Collectors regarding reopening of schools and making norms to guide students, and take up the opening of classes for 6 to 8 students.
The chief secretary also directed that all precautions should be taken for the safety of students and teachers. Special measures should be implemented in place for school resuming for the first time after the ongoing pandemic COVID-19. The official said.
It is also concerned that new strains of coronavirus has spread in many states, schools authority must follow the proper sanitization.
“Physical classes for 6 to 8 standards students can be reopened from February 24, 2021. School will have to strictly go through all the guidelines mentioned in the notification regarding COVID-19. Consent of parents is equally mandatory without the consent of the parents, students would not be allowed to attain the classes, CM added.”
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