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School Body seek govt. nod to run upper primary section by closing online classes

Upbeat over smooth conducting of classes from 9th to 12th standard in the state, the representatives of the school body are now intent to close online classes and have urged the government today to allow them to run upper primary section like 6th 7th and 8th classes from 25th of February.

A delegation of Telangana Recognised Schools Management Association (TRSMA) has called on Minister of Education P.Sabitha Indra Reddy today and apprised her of the improving situation where and seek permission to run upper primary section in the schools.

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After calling-on Minister of Education P.Sabitha Indra Reddy, the delegation of TRESMA even express their willingness to close online classes from 25th of February by reopening the classes for 6th, 7th and 8th standard claiming that no fresh cases of covid-19 reported from schools anywhere from the state.

“We met and apprised the minister about the situation where no adverse incident was reported in the schools anywhere from the state. We even made a request before her to allow private schools to start holding classes for 6th 7th and 8th standard. The minister responded positively saying, she is completely agreed and even optimistic about the early reopening of all classes. However, the decision to allow the upper primary section to run rests with the chief minister,” informed Yadagiri Shekar Rao, President Telangana Recognised Schools Management Association (TRSMA).

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Recalling that the schools in neighbouring states are come under full-fledged operational mode from February itself, Shekar Rao, said, “Parents too are optimistic to see their children reattached with the regular schooling again in the state as keeping them off from the institutions have already has a bearing on them and their academic career.”

“We are sure that the government will allow us to reopen the classes even for 6th, 7th and 8th standards while students from 9th to 12th are regularly attending the classes to which many arrangements have already been set in place in the schools including social distancing and sanitisation of classes,” he asserted.

General Secretary TRSMA Sadula Madhusudan, Treasurer Ramana Rao, Advisors Dr. E.Prasad Rao, Dr.J.S.Paranjyothi, Karimnagar District President Sanjeevareddy, Medchal District President Shivaratri Yadagiri and Hyderabad District President Umamaheswara Rao besides several town presidents and members from Medchal and Hyderabad districts were presented on the occasion.

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There are 10,984 recognized budget schools in the entire Telangana state wherein around 33 lakh students are enrolled. Only 5 districts such as Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal, Vikarabad and Sangareddy have 4,500 budget schools where in 16 lakhs students are pursuing their academics. Students of these five districts alone account for over 50% of the whole strength enrolled in the entire state. Moreover, out of 5.34 lakh students enrolled in 10th class, at least two lakh of them come from these five districts.