The Andhra Pradesh Government, on the 29th of September, decided to postpone the reopening of schools in the State.
According to the sources, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) conducted a review meeting.
During the meeting, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, chaired the meeting and took a few decisions based on the COVID-19 condition in the State.
The postponement of schools has come to fore after the parents raised their concern over Coronavirus and the experts from the education department, expressing their views on the possibility of resumption of schools, which is a tough task in the unprecedented times of coronavirus.
Though the number of the Novel Coronavirus cases are decreasing, the YSRCP Government decided to reopen schools from the 5th of November.
Initially, schools and educational institutions of Andhra Pradesh were scheduled to reopen from the 5th of October.
A.Suresh, the Education Minister of Andhra Pradesh, announced the same during a media brief on the 29th of September.
However, the `Jagananna Vidya Kanuka’ kits would be distributed by the government as scheduled on the 5th of October.
Under the scheme, which would be launched by CM Y.S. Jagan Mohah Reddy each student studying in public schools would be provided with three pairs of uniforms, text and notebooks, bags, shoes, two pairs of socks, a belt and notebooks. Notebooks have already reached several districts and authorities are preparing to provide students with a kit containing notebooks, uniforms, shoes and socks by the time schools reopen.
In addition, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy also directed the officers to ensure that all the uniforms and shoes given to the students are of good quality. He said the authorities should pay special attention in this regard.
CM Jagan said the infrastructure in the respective schools should be improved by the time the government schools start.
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