Telangana Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy today announced that the state government had declared holidays for all the schools and junior colleges in the state from April 27 to May 31.
The decision comes after the continuous and exponential increase
in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state.
Speaking on the matter, Reddy said, "In a review meeting with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and the officials of the education and health departments, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao reviewed the public health situation in Telangana. Following the meeting, it was decided that all schools and junior colleges will remain shut from April 27 to May 31. So, April 26, tomorrow, is the last working day for the educational institutions before they shut for a summer break."
The minister also spoke about the subsequent reopening date, and explained, "Our government will take a decision regarding the reopening of the schools on June 1 or before. This decision will be made depending on the pandemic situation at the time. We have already promoted students of class ten as well as junior students from grades one to nine without examinations due to the current second wave."
She revealed that 5,21,392 tenth graders had been promoted to class eleven, and that 53.79 lakh students from grades one to nine had been promoted to higher classes.
Meanwhile, various other efforts are being made to curb the rise of cases in the state. A night curfew
has also been implemented in Telangana.