Majority of the big nations closing down owing to the second wave…health experts raising alarm over the upcoming threat of peak cases in December…delay in vaccine trails…rounding off, all big nations are bracing up for the corona second wave menace while the government of Andhra Pradesh looks to pay no attention.
Shocking the parents and educationalists, Jagan-led state government on Saturday reaffirmed its decision of reopening the schools and colleges across the state from November 2. In an order issued by the CMO, the state government said that schools for classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 will commence from Nov 2 and classes 6, 7 and 8 will start from November 23.
This came close on the heels of state government opposing the idea of holding local body elections owing to the pandemic and boycotting the All-Party meeting called by APSEC. Why is the government so stubborn about postponing the elections while it still wants to reopen schools..? Are students falling prey to the political vendetta..?
While the state government continue to remain mum over the on-going debate, parents and school authorities raised concerns over the decision. According to the fresh surveys carried out followed by the state government’s decision, at least 71% of the parents are not ready to send children to schools and are happy with online classes.
Main opposition TDP as well, demanded the government to study the ground realities and to take inputs from the stake holders across the state. Taking to a national TV channel, TDP spokesperson, Pattabhi Ram lashed out on the government to reconsider the decision