Vastavam Web: Though there is no clear evidence of decline in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in Andhra Pradesh, the state government has decided to reopen all the schools from November 2. The decision to this effect has been taken by the Education Minister. But how safe are schools after reopening? Will parents be willing to send their children to schools?
The state government has revised the schedule of reopening of educational institutions. As per the new schedule released by Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney on Thursday, educational institutions will be reopened in three phases from November 2.
“The State government has revised the schedule as the Ministry of Home Affairs, in a recent circular, directed States to reopen schools in a phased manner. In the earlier schedule, the schools for all classes were supposed to function on alternate days. As children of primary classes are more prone to Covid-19 infections, the government has decided to resume classes for 1 to 5 from December 14,” School Education Commissioner V China Veerabhadrudu told media.
Online classes for those whose parents are not willing to send their children to school in view of Covid-19, will continue. The ongoing online classes will continue for students of all standards till their respective dates of reopening of schools.