Source: Times of India
Barely a week after the Telangana government urged parents to send their kids to school, it has done a U-turn and directed all institutions to allow students to attend online classes.
Since the schools reopened for in-person classes, at least three institutions have been closed after teachers and students tested positive for Covid-19. Five teachers and five students from Bhadradri Kothagudem and Mulugu have tested positive in the last week.
On Tuesday, four teachers and six students from Mulugu district tested positive, forcing authorities to shut the institution and begin sanitizing operation.
The education department has said that no penalty would be imposed in case a child does not attend school or offline classes. Authorities also released standard operating procedure (SOP) following the high court’s direction.
All headmasters have been directed to focus on preparing students for classroom interaction, especially slow learners, by designing a bridge course for them. The director of school education said that assembly, group work, games will not be permitted until further orders.