Educational institutions will reopen from February 1

Hyderabad: All educational institutions in Telangana will reopen from February 1, Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy announced on Saturday. Detailed guidelines on this will be released shortly.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao held a meeting today in the state to make a decision on the reopening of educational institutions. Schools were initially closed from January 8 to January 16, with the closure being extended until January 30.

“A report was provided to the Chief Minister by Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy with data on which children are accessing the digital sessions as well as which are not,” said Telangana Recognized School Management Association (TRSMA) State Chairman, Y Shekar Rao. The report highlighted the challenges faced by teachers, students from low-income families, and administration and staff who are unable to run schools due to a lack of fee collection. , Deccan Chronicle reported.

The health department had sent data on COVID-19 cases in children, along with daily fever investigation reports, to Chief Minister KCR for review.

Telangana High Court questions government over school reopening

It should be noted that the Telangana High Court on January 28, questioned the reopening of schools in the state and asked if schools will reopen on January 31. The Advocate General informed the court saying that the government had not taken any decision regarding the reopening of schools.

Telangana Department of Health Recommendations

Earlier yesterday the Telangana Department of Health in its report, urged the government to keep the educational institution closed for another 10 days due to the likely rise of the omicron variant over the next 10 days, especially in the southern states of India .

Health department officials have told the education department not to issue a directive for schools to open, which could lead to overcrowding.

Position of the Ministry of Education on the reopening of schools

The Ministry of Education, on the other hand, is reviewing these recommendations and the officials said that whatever the state government decides in this regard will be accepted. However, it should be noted that the education department is under pressure from educational institutions to open the schools. Several states where strict restrictions are in place are taking steps to open educational facilities.

The Ministry of Health wants the school to remain closed for another week after January 30. However, Ministry of Education officials say the continued closure of educational institutions may have a negative impact on children’s education, which cannot be allowed.

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