New Delhi (NVI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today announced that schools and colleges across the state would reopen from February 1, after the gap of almost 10 months.
The schools would reopen for classes 9 and 10 and intermediate and degree classes in colleges would also resume on the same day.
Rao announced the decision to reopen educational institutions in Telangana at a high-level meeting with the ministers and other higher officials of education department.
During the meeting, he directed the officials to make necessary arrangements for conducting classes.
The state government will impose all the stand operating procedures (SOP) released by the Center for schools reopening.
Under the SOPs, students, teachers, and non-teaching staff will have to wear facemasks and will have to keep washing their hands at regular intervals. Also, a minimum of 6 feet distance has to be maintained in classes and in school premises.
The body temperature of all will be checked through thermal scanning and hand sanitizers will be installed at the entrance of the schools.
So far, Telangana has registered 2,90,008 coronavirus cases, while the death toll stands at 1,566 in the state, the Health Ministry data shows.