Hyderabad, Jan.20 (NSS): Ministers Mahamood Ali, Srinivas Yadav today instructed the officials concerned to take action to reopen the schools and colleges from February 1 as per corona norms.
They held a key meeting on reopening of the educational institutions as planned by the government at MCR HRD here with collector Shwetha Mahanthy and education officials. This is third key meeting on the same thing and the ministers firmly stated to follow Corona norms to reopen the schools and institutions. Since Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has already asked for the restarting of the schools, and the two ministers asked the district collectors to start necessary action.
They said that the government is committed to reopen the schools and colleges from Feb 1 as per Corona norms. The managements concerned have urged the government to address 14 demands and appeals of the schools and educational institutions they said and added to take steps.
In the past two meetings with managements of the schools and colleges the ministers sought them to get ready to reopen amid Corona pandemic protocols. They said that the government has received 14 demands to be addressed and the officials were directed on this. We have asked them to keep clean the institutions with sanitization for the reopening following Corona pandemic norms.
The ministers asked the officials to prepare for the same and get ready by Jan 25 by following corona norms. The meeting gets importance as Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has given nod for reopening of the same from February 1. Those who cannot attend the schools should be provided with online classes as about 80 percent students get online classes now. The district collectors committee will take necessary action for the purpose.
The ministers instructed them to take up repairs, renovation of the schools and colleges if necessary. They asked the officials to prepare and be ready by Jan 25 with reports in this regard.
They hoped to get cooperation from parents and coordination by officials to successfully complete the process. It is being said that the government is to start engineering, degree, post graduation final year classes from February 1.
Then depending on corona control, vaccination drive and situation in the state, the government is to start the institutions in May according to sources.