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Telangana govt announces reopening of schools, colleges from September 1

 As per initial reports, physical classes will resume for everyone above class 8 and this will include schools, intermediate and higher education institutions as well.

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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 24, 2021, 1:06 PM IST
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The Telangana government announced reopening schools and colleges, including Anganwadi, in the state from September 1.

CM K Chandrashekar Rao chaired a high-level meeting and as the schools are set to reopen in a week’s time, he directed the ministers and officials of the Panchayati Raj and Municipal Departments to clean and sanitize all educational institutions and hostels in villages and towns by August 30.

As per initial reports, physical classes will resume for everyone above class 8 and this will include schools, intermediate and higher education institutions as well. The classes will strictly follow all Covid-19 protocols. Till now, online classes were being held for all students in the state.

The educational institutions in Telangana have been shut for over one-and-half years now. The lockdown and school closure were imposed in March 2020.

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As the closure of schools and colleges was causing ‘mental stress’, and it also affected the students’ future, Rao decided to reopen schools with extreme care and precautions.

During the meeting, he also discussed the steps being taken by the respective governments of varied states across the country for the re-opening of educational institutions and therefore the strategies being followed in Telangana.

Many parents are still sceptical about sending their wards to schools as the threat of Covid third wave looming large and experts warning risk to children. However, teachers and school managements have welcomed the move, stating that most other states schools and colleges have reopened so why not reopen here as well.

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