New Delhi: The Telangana government announced on Monday the decision to allow all government and private educational institutions, including Anganwadi centres in the state, to reopen from September 1.
This decision was taken after a high-level review meeting chaired by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan on August 23. Rao ordered officials of Municipal and Panchayat Raj departments to sanitise and clean all educational institutions and hostels by August 30.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, educational institutions in the Telangana were shut down. Speaking at the meeting, Rao said: “The education system in the state has suffered a lot because of the prevailing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this wake, we have studied the measures and strategies of different states in the country to reopen educational institutions. We have discussed with the medical and the Health Department, who gave reports that the COVID-19 situation is much under control than the previous months. The public moment is also coming to normalcy gradually.”
“Meanwhile, the continuous shutdown of educational institutions is causing peer pressure on students, particularly on school level students. Keeping these reports of medical and Health officials in mind, the state government has decided to reopen all educational institutions from 1st September, with all precautions,” the Telangana Chief Minister further added.
The Chief Minister also ordered for proper sanitisation and cleaning of all educational institutions’ premises and water tanks and classrooms.
Rao further stated that once the schools are reopened and any students are tested with any symptoms, the principal or headmaster should immediately take them to the nearest Primary Health Centre (PHC) for a COVID test.
“If he/she is detected COVID positive, such student be sent to parents. All the students must wear masks, sanitize regularly, and maintain social distance. Parents should take care of their children in this regard,” said the Chief Minister.
(With ANI Inputs)