Telangana reopens Schools and Colleges – amid low rate of COVID 19 cases: Telangana High Court permitted to restart the school institutions. This includes government and private educational institutions, Anganwadi centers in the state in a phased manner from September 1.
The Hight Court Order:
The High Court announced the exception in reopening for Government Residential Schools, Social Welfare Schools, and Tribal welfare Schools with hostel facilities.
The Court ordered the school management should not compel if the parents of students are not ready to send their children to offline classes.
After serious discussion, keeping the points like the children’s mind suffered due to pandemic, their lowered educational knowledge due to no schools amid covid waves, the decision taken by High Court.
Institutions Should follow strict protocols:
On August 23, the Telangana government decided to resume physical classes to all private and government educational institutions in the state along with strict COVID 19 precautionary measures like sanitation drives and wearing of masks, and carrying hand sanitizers is compulsory.
On August 30, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao instructed officials of panchayat and municipal educational departments to sanitize all educational institutions and residents.
Telangana reopens Schools in Phases:
Covid cases came down significantly across the state. So the education department proposed to reopen institutions from Class 8th to college level in the first phase from September 1. Whereas, From Class 1st till 7th the physical classes will be conducted in the second phase.
Offline and Online Classes:
The Court requested that school management could decide to have either only offline/online or both offline and online classes. It further assisted the authorities to frame established procedures for conducting offline classes.
Chief Minister of the state, K Chandrashekar Rao after conducting a serious discussion with the medical and health team, the reports show that for conducting offline classes, the COVID 19
Court order to School Managements:
Any undertaking derived from parents by any school management excusing the school management of any responsibility if the school-going child gets infected with the virus, while in school, shall not have any legal consequence, said a government communication updated after the court order.
Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan visited the Raj Bhavan School to see the provisions made for the reopening. She said students are happily coming to the school and she asked about authorities about the sanitized premises.
Education minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy:
The minister visited a government school in Vijayanagar Colony. She surveyed all measures to ensure sanitization of the school premises. She confirmed 40 % of the students were present in school on the first day.
The state’s minister analyzed that Out of 60 Lakh School students, 20 lakh students are attending government schools. In that, 2.5 lakh are new admissions in government schools across the state for the academic year 2021.
After 11 months, the state educational institutions had resumed in February month 2021. A sudden jump in Covid-19 cases of the second wave made institutions shut down from March 24. However, throughout this year, Online classes happened for students. Due to pandemic outbursts for a second sequential year, classes 1st till 10th no exams were conducted. Hence, all students advanced to the next standard.