School reopening in Andhra Pradesh postponed to November 2

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Even though the reopening has been postponed, the chief minister has directed the officials to go ahead with the distribution of school kits contaning uniform, text book etc to students from October 5

The Andhra Pradesh government has postponed its earlier decision of re-opening schools across the state from October 5 to November 2.

Addressing district collectors via video conference on Tuesday, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced the decision in view the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state and the concerns being expressed by a few sections of parents in this regard, said a report in Sakshi.

Even though the education department was fully geared up for reopening the schools from October 5, a large number of parents expressed concern over reopening the schools with spreading of infection continuing unabated.

The state government had also got ready kits for distribution to the students. The chief minister has directed the officials to go ahead with the distribution from October 5. The kits contain three pairs of uniforms, textbooks, notebooks, a pair of shoes, two pairs of socks, belts and a school bag to each student of class 1st to 10th in government schools.

YS Jagan himself is likely to launch the scheme by participating in a distribution event at one of the government schools on October 5.

In the run-up for the reopening of schools from October 5, the state government and the education department has put in place all arrangements. Several thousands of schools were also renovated and developed with all facilities under the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ scheme over the last few months.

The education department has already issued the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to all the schools on how to run the government schools while adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines.

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