With just two weeks left for the proposed reopening of schools in the state, the private schools and colleges are seen busy making arrangements to welcome the students again after almost a year of break that necessitated due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
This comes after the covid-19 vaccine was developed and the first phase of the vaccination drive began two days ago throughout the state.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Telangana government gave its nod for the physical reopening of schools from 1st February in the state asking the schools to be ready with all necessary arrangements by 25th of January only to allow the students to attend the schools by the scheduled time. However, only classes from 9th to 12th standard are being permitted to open.
Meanwhile, moving a step ahead, the neighboring Andhra Pradesh government through issuing an order has canceled the summer holidays and instructed to begin classes for 10th-grade students from Monday itself. For this 103 days of the action plan have been drawn to ensure the academic process gets back on track.
As per the action plan daily eight periods would be conducted for the students of 10th standard and the scheduled school timings have been set as morning 8.45 am to 4.20 pm. Classes would also be conducted on Sundays except for national holidays and festivals.
District Education Officers have instructed the schools and colleges to implement the action plan that came into force from 18 January itself. According to the report, the government also allows the institutions to conduct intermediate first-year classes from today onwards.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Budget schools from Telangana has called on Education Minister P.Sabita India Reddy and requested to allow the reopening of institutions from Nursery to 12th class simultaneously instead of the only 9th to 12th standards.
“Though the government has allowed reopening of schools and colleges from 9th to 12th standards but assured that remaining classes for the students of 6th, 7th and 8th standards will be allowed to conduct 10th days after the scheduled reopening. We have requested the minister to allow conducting classes from nursery to 10th class for which she assured that it will be done only in phase manner as and when the situation improves, informed, Yadagiri Shekar Rao, President Telangana Recognised Schools Management Association (TRSMA).