Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government has decided to reopen schools on the Teachers Day on September 5. As a safety measure, a special kit will be distributed among the schools kids, which will include a face mask.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has issued instruction to the authorities to prepare for re-opening of school from September 5. He hoped the situation will be normal by then.
Chief Minister has also instructed the officials to get ready for the YSR Vidhya Kanuka launch on the same day. The students will be given a kit of a schoolbag with cloth for three pairs of uniform, text and notebooks, a pair of shoes, two pairs of socks and belt. The kit will also include face masks.
However, the Andhra Pradesh government has also reiterated that it will remain committed to introducing English as instruction medium in government-run schools. The government, at the same time, claimed that its stand is not in conflict with Centre’s newly announced National Education Policy (NEP).
It may be recalled that the schools were closed down since March 24, when the Centre imposed the first countrywide lockdown. Andhra Pradesh so far has recorded 1,30,557 COVID-19 positive cases with 60,024 recovery and 1281 deaths.