Digital classes to continue as schools reopen in Telangana

Headmasters were asked to permit students after obtaining written consent from parents/guardians, as mandated by the Union government for students to attend physical classes

By   |  Published: 23rd Feb 2021  10:52 pmUpdated: 24th Feb 2021  12:37 am
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Hyderabad: With the State government deciding to reopen schools for Classes 6 to 8 from Wednesday, digital classes currently on through Doordarshan, T-SAT and other digital platforms will continue. The blended form of learning through both online and offline platforms will be made available to students, the School Education Department said in its guidelines on reopening of the schools for Classes 6 to 8, on Tuesday.

The headmasters were asked to permit students after obtaining written consent from parents/guardians, as mandated by the Union government for students to attend physical classes. They were also asked to prepare a customised seating plan as per the classroom size ensuring physical distancing of at least six feet between students and not more than 20 students per classroom.

Students willing to study from home with the consent of parent would be allowed to do so, the department said. The District-Level Education Monitoring Committee headed by the District Collector was instructed to decide on the operation of the shift system based on strength, attendance, and accommodation available in the schools. The committee was asked to monitor arrangements for the reopening of classes 6 and above and ensure all Covid-19 related precautions.

Wearing of mask by all students and staff is mandatory and students suffering from cold, cough and fever will not be allowed to attend the school. Students who are attending the schools will be provided Mid-Day meal.


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