Schools to be reopened from tomorrow


Hyderabad: The state government has decided to start classes 6th to 8th with effect from tomorrow.

The Chief Secretary, Somesh Kumar held a teleconference on directive from the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, with all the District Collectors, DEOs and district welfare officers of BC, Minority, Tribal Welfare and SC development departments.

The Chief Secretary has directed that classes should start from tomorrow as far as possible and not later than March 1.  About 17.24 lakh students in addition to the existing number are likely to be attending school from classes 6th to 8th.  He also directed that District Level Education Monitoring Committee (DLEMC) chaired by the district collector should meet and take up opening of classes from 6th to 8th .

He further stated that all precautions should be taken for safety of students and teachers.  Special measures should be taken for schools opening for the first time.  Classes from 9th to 12th standards have already started functioning from the 1st of February.

Rahul Bojja (Secretary, Social Welfare),B Venkatesham (Secretary BC Welfare), Rizvi Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), Nadeem Ahmed (Secretary Minority Welfare), Sridhar Special Secretary Tribal Welfare) and Devasena (Director School Education) attended the teleconference.