Telangana Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy today informed the Legislative Council that the schools and colleges of the state would be opened at a later date due to Covid-19.
During Question Hour in the upper house, the minister said that online classes had started in Telangana to tide over the coronavirus-engendered disruption.
As per surveys, 85% of the households of the state had TVs and 40% of the students had smartphones, enabling them to attend online classes. The rest of the students had been attached to those who had such facilities, and officials were monitoring the situation effectively, the minister said.
And through T-Sat channels and Doordarshan, online classes were being conducted successfully, she claimed.
The Chief Minister had warned private schools and colleges against collecting higher than regular fees, she said.
"We gave even set up a task force to monitor the same," she added.