AP Schools reopening: Classes for 9th and above likely to begin from September 21


Vijayawada: Schools for students from 9th standard to Intermediate second year is likely to reopen from September 21 across the state. Health, Medical, and Family welfare department of the Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday issued GO.390 guidelines for Unlock 4.0 across the state.

Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity up to 30th September 2020. However, Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.

Up to 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching/ tele counselling and related work, in areas outside the Containment Zones only, with effect from 21st September 2020 for which, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW).

Students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the Containment Zones only, on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to the written consent of their parents/ guardians and will be permitted with effect from 21st September 2020 for which, SOP will be issued by MoHFW.

Skill or Entrepreneurship training will be permitted to function from September 21 in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIS), Short term training centres registered with National Skill Development Corporation, or State Skill Development Missions or other Ministries of Government of India or State Governments.





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