Telangana Schools: With the third wave still not showing vigorous signs but spreading its wings mildly, the Telangana government seems to have decided to ask all the educational institutes to reopen from February 1.The positivity rate of Covid-19 is also slowing down, while the number of cases seems to be on lower side.
Moreover, it seems entire world has come to terms with the fact that people will have to live with Covid-19, so it is better to start sending children to schools, colleges and universities. As part of this effort to help the young minds not to lose out on education, the state government seems to have decided to call for reopening!
With the recommendations of the medical and health department, the government is said to have taken a call on the reopening of schools. The schools will be directed to implement strict COVID-19 measures. An official announcement will be made today by the government.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who will decide on the reopening of schools today, is also likely to take a decision on conducting online and offline class in schools and colleges from the first week of February, leaving a choice to the students to attend either online or offline classes.
It is understood that the officials from medical and health department and education department along with Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy and Health Minister T Harish Rao were called from meeting today with the Chief Minister.
According to the sources, the Harish Rao will submit a report to the CM on the present Covid-19 pandemic situation in the state. The government on January 3 announced the closure of educational institutions in the state from January 8 to 16 and later extended holidays until January 31. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu government has announced reopening of schools from February 1, while Maharashtra government has already reopening all the educational institutes.