Putting down the speculations around the school reopening date, Andhra Pradesh state government on Wednesday made it official. Coinciding with the Teachers’ Day, Jagan-led state government has decided to reopen the schools from September 5.
Followed by a review meeting on higher education on Thursday, rumours over the reopening date gained pace. Addressing a media briefing , education minister Adimulapu Suresh stated that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had instructed the education ministry officials to get ready for reopening of school from September 5.
The minister also stated that the government will also launch YSR Vidhya Kanuka scheme on the same day, as a part of which all the students provided with a kit of a schoolbag, text and notebooks, cloth for three pairs of uniforms and other uniform accessories.
However, this announcement has triggered new controversy in the state with parents condemning the decision. In the wake of corona positive cases increasing with each passing day, the parents are not in favour of sending kids outside.
While most of the private schools already started their curriculum through video conferencing, educationalists across the country raised concerns over pressurising children below 5th standard under the name of technology. A few of them even raised zero year concept as the viral infection slowing down is not possible in the near future.