Andhra announces reopening of all educational institutions from November 2 in phased manner – education
The Andhra Pradesh government announced on Thursday the reopening of all educational institutions in a staggered manner starting on November 2.
The Secretary-in-Chief of State, Neelam Sawhney, issued orders to this effect. He said that all schools from Class 1 to Class 12, in addition to undergraduate and graduate universities, would be opened with all precautionary measures in place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the education department had been ordered to make all the arrangements for the running of the schools. The schools would operate only half a day on alternate days.
In the first phase, schools will reopen on November 2 for the ninth and tenth classes. 11th and 12th grade colleges (first and second intermediate year) would also open simultaneously. However, classes for these students will only be held for half a day on alternate days.
In the second phase, schools for the upper primary sections comprising classes 6, 7 and 8 will open from 23 November. They will also follow the noon schedule and operate on alternate days.
In the third phase, the elementary schools of classes 1 to 5 will begin to operate from December 14. They will also adopt a half-day teaching module on alternate days.
Institutions of higher education, such as undergraduate and graduate universities, will also begin classes on November 2 following the alternate day and half day method.
The same guidelines will apply to all government and private educational institutions, the secretary general said.