Andhra Pradesh government allows regular classes in schools from August 16
Hyderabad : As the coronavirus situation gets better in the state, the authorities have announced that schools will be allowed to conduct regular classes from August 16 onwards. Issuing an order, Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh said that the online classes will start from July 12.
The state government has taken the decision after a thorough discussion with the stake holders.
As per current guidelines, the school teachers are going on alternate days and students are allowed to visit the school if they want to clear their doubts with the teacher physically.
Last year, when the coronavirus cases had dropped, the schools were reopened in phased manner in November. At that time, classes from 9 to 12 were allowed. But soon after the second wave came in, the schools were again suspended from holding physical classes.
The state government asked officials to ensure the standard of schools are maintained and also mentioned that well qualified teachers would be able to provide an enriching and rewarding experience to students.
“Not one teacher is going to be dropped. Retain every teacher, retain every school, upgrade the school and bring it to a level so as to provide specialised education,” CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said during the review meeting.
On Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh recorded 3,042 new coronavirus cases.