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Telangana Schools to Reopen for Classes 6 and 8 After Nearly 11 Months

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar directed that classes should start from February 24 as far as possible and not later than March 1.

Published: February 24, 2021 7:42 AM IST

By India.com Education Desk | Edited by Rajashree Seal

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Hyderabad: After a gap of nearly 11 months, Telangana schools are set to reopen for classes 6th to 8th from Wednesday, the government directed. The state government allowed the re-opening of schools on Tuesday after conducting a teleconference with all the district collectors, district educational officers, district welfare officers of backward classes, minority and tribal welfare and scheduled caste development departments.

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Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar directed that classes should start from February 24 as far as possible and not later than March 1.

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About 17.24 lakh students in addition to the existing number are likely to be attending school from classes 6th to 8th. Chief Secretary also directed that District Level Education Monitoring Committee (DLEMC) chaired by the District Collector should meet and ensure reopening of schools.

Kumar stated that all precautions should be taken for the safety of students and teachers. Special measures should be taken for schools opening for the first time.

Earlier on February 1, schools for class 9th and above were reopened after nearly 11 months. The educational institutions were shut in mid-March, a few days before imposition of nation-wide lockdown. Exams could not be conducted for class 1 to 11 and all students were promoted to the next class.

For academic year 2020-21, online classes began on September 1. Following requests from parents of many students, the authorities decided to reopen schools for physical classes for class 9 and above.

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Published Date: February 24, 2021 7:42 AM IST