Bengaluru: Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar has said the state government is studying the Andhra Pradesh model for reopening of schools.

After the Andhra Pradesh government took a decision to reopen schools two days ago, the Karnataka government too felt the need to deliberate on this model for three days with officials concerned before announcing its final decision.

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The meeting for the same was organized but due to technical glitches, the meeting had to be called off abruptly.

Speaking to reporters, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar said "We are seriously studying the Andhra Pradesh model for reopening of schools. Prior to taking any decision, we need to examine everything as it is a question of students' lives."

The minister added that the state too has agreed to reopen colleges from November 17 and in the meanwhile, the state is also witnessing a trend of COVID-19 positive cases coming down considerably.

Suresh Kumar said that even experts have suggested that it would be better if schools are reopened in a phased manner. The minister added that not every student can afford online education which is why they have been thinking of opening schools.