- Telangana government allows all educational institutes to reopen
- All educational institutions will reopen from 1 September including the Anganwadi centres
The Telangana government has announced that it will reopen all educational institutions from the 1st of September including Anganwadi centres.
K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana, announced the decision at the high level meeting and ordered Ministers as well as the officials of Municipal and Panchayat Raj departments to clean and sanitise all educational institutions and hostels by the 30th of August.
Addressing the meeting CM 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 CM of Telangana also ordered that the water tanks and premises of the educational institutes should be cleaned and the classrooms must be sanitised.
CM Rao further added that once the schools are reopened and if any student is found with any symptoms, the headmaster or principal will be responsible for taking the student to the nearest Primary Health Centre (PHC) for a COVID-19 test.
He stressed on students taking precautions against the virus, and also urged the parents to make sure that their children wear masks every day and follow all of the COVID-19 protocols religiously.
They also stated that psychological stress is growing among school students given the prolonged closure of the educational institutions, according to the statement.
The CM of Telangana also said, “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”.
Educational institutions in the state were shut down owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.