Schools in Andhra Pradesh will reopen on August 16, following strict Covid protocols. Virtual learning for students of classes 1 to 10 will commence on July 12. “It was decided, in principle, to reopen schools after August 15 across the State and complete the vaccination of all teachers in the meantime, for which an action plan has been drafted,’’ Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh said after a review meeting of Mana Badi Nadu-Nedu and Vidya Kanuka chaired by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister inspected the Oxford English to English, Telugu dictionary, which will be provided to the students under the Vidya Kanuka scheme, and said to check if all the textbooks, bags, uniforms, notebooks, shoes, and belts provided under the scheme are ready for distribution. The minister urged the concerned authorities to be prepared for the implementation of the Vidya Kanuka scheme in August.
Education Minister said the results (marks memos) of the Intermediate final year students would be released by July-end and informed that the results were calculated by giving 30 % weightage to SSC marks and 70 % weightage to Intermediate first year marks.
Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy reviewed the steps to be taken to implement the new education policy. He said that quality education should be imparted to the students with the help of well-educated and skilled teachers. “We are implementing a new education policy for these purposes; not a single school was ordered to close and not a single teacher was to be fired. New education policy proposals are expected to be finalized this week,” he said. Officers were directed to continue the Nadu-Nedu work as usual and complete the work as per the schedule.