Telangana to reopen education institutes including both schools and colleges from September 1. Schools will reopen amid strict COVID-19 precautions including wearing masks, sanitization, social distancing among others. Schools have been shut since mid-March and classes were held online.
The decision came shortly after a review meeting headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. It is reported that schools will be reopening for classes 8 to 12. It is expected that classes would be held on both online and offline modes and parental consent would be needed for students to attend physical classes.
The state had earlier decided to reopen schools from July 1, however, the same was postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.
During the meeting, CM 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.
Experts also discussed the steps being taken by the respective governments of various states across the country for the re-opening of educational institutions and the strategies being followed. Corona conditions across the state were discussed with state medical officials.
Medical officials highlighted that prolonged closure of educational institutions has led to an increase in psychological stress among students, especially school children, and can affect their future.
Meanwhile, the Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) 2021 result is likely to be released tomorrow on the official website at eamcet.tsche.ac.in. Once the result is out, candidates who will make it to the list will be able to register themselves for the first phase of counselling, the schedule of which will be released soon. The counselling is expected to begin on August 31.