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No Student Will be Compelled to Attend Schools: Telangana Issues New Orders After HC’s Rap

Back on August 24, the Telangana government had announced the decision to allow all government and private educational institutions, including Anganwadi centres in the state, to reopen from September 1.

Supreme Court in its order said children of tender age can't be exposed to the risk as the state logs 30,000 Covid-19 Cases. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: After the Telangana High Court put a stay on the state government’s order to reopen educational institutions from September 1, the government has issued fresh orders on the reopening of the institutes.

According to the new orders, no students w=ould be compelled to attend school against their wishes and consent will be taken from the parents.

It added that all schools other than the government residential and social/tribal welfare schools will be permitted to open from September 1.

READ MORE: Covid-19: Govt Should Take A Calculated Risk And Open Schools, Says IMA President Dr Jayalal

Back on August 24, the Telangana government had announced the decision to allow all government and private educational institutions, including Anganwadi centres in the state, to reopen from September 1.

Speaking at the meeting, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had 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.”

The Chief Minister had also ordered for proper sanitisation and cleaning of all educational institutions’ premises and water tanks and classrooms. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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