Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh has provided September 5 as a tentative date for school reopening. The final decision will be based on careful assessment of COVID-19 by gathering real-time data on the number of positive cases.
However, until then, students will be provided with dry rations at their homes in lieu of mid-day meals.
In the government schools dispersed along the state, government will introduce pre-primary education (LKG and UKG) from the next academic session. Additionally, coaching and learning materials will be provided for competitive exams like IIIT, EAMCET and AP.
“The Chief Minister has ordered to create two state-level director range posts for proper implementation of English Medium in government schools and Jagananna Gorumudda (mid-day meal) scheme. He has also ordered to set up a government junior college in every Mandal of the state,” commented Suresh.
Likewise, Goa has prepared to reinstate traditional classroom learning from September this year.
“But that doesn’t seem to be happening now looking at the COVID-19 outbreak in the state. We are expecting that at least by September we should be able to start the schools,” explained Santosh Amonkar, State Education Director, to PTI.
In Goa, schools will resume in pauses. Higher classes will be resumed first since students are more likely to maintain the social distancing protocols in these classes.
“The government has already instructed that teachers should help the students who could not make it to the online classes,” added Amonkar.