Telangana Government shuts down educational institutions again. Source- NDTV Education
The Telangana State Council of Higher Education will announce the revised schedule later.
The state had already opened schools and few colleges. But, the surge in COVID-19 cases forced the state government to take a step back. This is to protect the health of children and the teachers. Online classes have resumed again.
All educational institutions including schools, colleges, gurukuls are closed. Only medical colleges are functional.
Education Minister, P Sabitha Indra Reddy announced the closing of institutions. The notice was announced in the Assembly on March 23.
Ms. Reddy stated that the hostels of all schools and residential schools will be closed. The hostels of both private and government colleges will also be closed down. But, the online classes will resume again to make up for the loss.
Parents of the students expressed their concerns about the rapid spread of the virus. They requested the government to close down the educational institutions for a while.
After reviewing the conditions, the government made a decision. They decided to close all educational institutions in the state from March 24. Schools and colleges can increase the spread of the virus. The education minister stated that the situation forced them to take such a step.
Ms. Reddy requested the help of the people of the state. She expects huge cooperation from the people of the state. She told the people to take health precautions. She urged them to wear masks. She also told them to take care of hygiene and maintain social distancing.
Telangana earlier resumed physical classes of Class 9 and above. The classes resumed in February. The government also permitted students of Class 6 and above to attend classes. After a month and a half, the schools are opting back to online teaching due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Several schools, colleges, and hostels are shut down.
Principal Sunitha Rao of DPS Nacharam said," We have about 8000 students. We do not want to put their lives at risk." She also added, "All students will attend online classes from Monday. Only students of Class 10 and 12 will complete their practical exams in batches from the campus."