Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, January 11
The Telangana government has announced the opening of schools in the state for students of Class 9 and above from next month.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has asked officials to make necessary arrangements to hold classes from February 1, almost a year after they were shut in March last year due to the lockdown.
So far, the state-run government schools have been holding classes through T-SAT and Doordarshan, while private schools use online classes for students of most classes.
“Classes should be held for the students of Class 10, Intermediate (Class 11 and Class 12), Degree, and other professional courses. Meanwhile, keep hostels, residential schools, and all educational institutions ready and ensure that the toilets are clean. The Collectors should take necessary measures to keep educational institutions clean and hygienic. Since they have been closed for many days, clean the entire premises. Ensure that food grains, essential commodities are not rotten. By January 25, keep the educational institutions ready to conduct classes. Ministers should visit SC, ST, BC hostels and see to it that they are fit for the students to stay,” the CM directed the officials at a meeting held today.
The chief minister held a meeting of ministers, district collectors, advisors and senior bureaucrats here on Monday.