Schools in Andhra Pradesh will reopen on August 16, the state government said on Friday.
The decision was taken by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at a high-level meeting. Due to the COVID situation in the state, the decision to reopen the schools was delayed.
The Chief Minister’s Office issued a statement regarding the government developments.
The official release also stated regarding the implementation of the New Education Policy 2020 for which the government will bring out detailed guidelines. The CM also announced that the second phase of Naadu-Nedu programme will be launched on August 16.
The government’s official release further stated that all existing anganwadis would be converted into satellite foundation schools. “The Foundation School will be set up within a kilometer radius and high school in a three-kilometer radius. There will not be a single school beyond the three-kilometer range bringing down the travel distance,” the statement added.