Moving a step forward, the Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to reopen schools across the state from 5th September 2020 onwards. However, the government has said that the decision is still at the proposal stage and final decision will be taken only next month after thorough review of the prevailing situation.
The details about the proposal to reopen schools in Andhra Pradesh from 1st week of September were shared by State Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh with reporters in a press meet on 21st July 2020 – Monday.
The Andhra Pradesh Government’s deadline to reopen schools in the state, Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh informed reporters that the proposal was discussed a high-level review meeting chaired by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
He added that the AP Government has set an internal date for reopening of schools for physical classes as 5th September 2020. However, the final decision with regards to this will be taken by the state government only after a thorough review of the situation on the real-time basis. This means that the dates are still tentative subject to conditions of the pandemic and the death toll along with cases arising due to it a month later.
In addition to the decision regarding reopening of schools for physical classes, the state government also took several other important decisions related to the education sector. One of the important ones is related to making provision of dry ration available to the students directly to their homes, in lieu of mid-day meals, till schools reopen. AP Government has also decided to introduce pre-primary education that is LKG and UKG classes in government schools from next academic year.