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Schools in Andhra Pradesh to reopen on August 16

The decision to reopen schools, delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 second wave, was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

By: Education Desk | Amaravati |
Updated: July 23, 2021 7:53:52 pm
andhra pradesh schools reopen covid chief minister jagan mohan reddyA CMO release said the government would also come out with detailed guidelines on August 16 on the implementation of the New Education Policy-2020. (Express Photo/Representative)

Schools in Andhra Pradesh will open for the 2021-22 session on August 16, the state government announced on Friday. On the same day, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will dedicate to the people, the schools spruced up under first phase of ‘Nadu-Nedu’ and the second phase works will begin.

A CMO release said the government would also come out with detailed guidelines on August 16 on the implementation of the New Education Policy-2020.

The Chief Minister would dedicate to people the government schools refurbished under the first phase of Naadu-Nedu programme and also launch the second phase works on August 16.

Classification of schools into six categories from PP-1 to Class 12 would be undertaken as per the NEP-2020. The existing Anganwadis would be converted into satellite foundation schools, covering each habitation, the CMO release said.

The Chief Minister directed the Education Department officials to clearly spell out to all concerned why they were shifting to the NEP-2020.

The Chief Minister said that English medium will be started from Anganwadis, which will be transformed into Satellite Foundation Schools and shall be guided by Foundation schools to ensure best teaching available. The Foundation School will be set up within a kilometer radius and high school in a three-kilometer radius, said the Chief Minister and added that there will not be a single school beyond the three-kilometer range bringing down the travel distance.

He said the state government would spend Rs 16,000 crore for implementing the NEP-2020.

Meanwhile, authorities have informed that class 10 students were promoted without conducting any exams for two years in a row and were facing issues during a few recruitments as they were considering marks. In this regard, officials have decided to give marks to the students including 2020 batch, based on internal examinations where 70 percent marks will be awarded from slip tests and the remaining 30 percent marks on the basis of formative assessments.

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