Schools in Andhra Pradesh are set to reopen on November 2, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He told district Collectors during a video conference, “We wanted to open the schools on October 5, but in view of the prevailing situation, we have now decided to re-open them on November 2.”
Schools remained shut due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic in the current academic year. The state government initially announced September 5 as the re-opening day but later deferred it to October 5.
The CM said the ”Jagannanna Vidya Kanuka” (Jagans Education Gift) would be distributed on October 5 to all students, which is a school kit, including uniforms, would be distributed to the students under the freebie scheme. “If we distribute the kits on October 5, students can get them stitched and be ready when the schools re-open on November 2,” he said.
The Chief Minister, who reviewed the progress of the ”Mana Badi, Naadu-Nedu” scheme, under which school infrastructure is being renovated, directed the District Collectors to step up the works. Of the 15,715 schools chosen for renovation in the first phase, works were yet to begin in 153 schools, he said. Start the works immediately. The district Joint Collectors should monitor the works daily and ensure that they are completed in time,” Reddy added.
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