Telangana is all set to reopen schools for class 6 to 8 students from the 24th February 2021.
The news about school reopening for upper primary class students was confirmed by the State Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy. During a press conference, Ms. Sabitha Reddy confirmed the decision to allow reopening of schools and conduct of regular classes for Class 6 to 8 students.
The decision was taken after the discussion with K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana.
According to Ms. Reddy the precarious situation of the pandemic, all schools would be required to ensure complete adherence to the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 guidelines as part of the reopening process.
Ms. Reddy said, “Physical classes for class 6 to class 8 can be reopened from February 24 to March 1.” The decision to reopen schools was taken after instructions were given from the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. Earlier in the month, Telangana State Government had given its permission to reopen schools for students of classes 9 and above from 1st February 2021.”
Parents’ Consent Must to Attend Schools
While schools for upper-primary students have been allowed to reopen, consent of parents’ has been still kept as a mandatory condition for any student who wants to attend regular classes. This is being done to ensure that parents are aware of the school’s directions with regards to holding of regular classes and prepare students both mentally and physically to school in accordance with the guidelines. Moreover, at the schools, students would have to strictly adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines and SOPs including compulsory wearing of face masks and following of social distancing norms.