Adimulapu Suresh, Education Minister, Andhra Pradesh, has stated that the government is planning to reopen schools by the end of August after a gap of four months simultaneously announcing a project for the renovation of all government schools taking into consideration COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, students will be provided with books and uniforms on the day of reopening.
“The scheme is intended to renovate the entire infrastructure of government schools and make them on par with corporate schools. Around 45,000 schools will be renovated under this,” commented Suresh clarifying about government’s plan to update school infrastructure.
The government has planned to revamp the schools’ infrastructure and amenities including running water, furniture, electricity and toilets.
“We have completed one-third of the work which is supposed to be completed and by July ending, we will be completing all the pending works of these schools. Till today we have incurred an amount of 510 crores which you can see online,” explained Suresh.
The government has released the toll-free number 1800 123 123 124 for addressing grievances of parents and students.
As many as 15,715 schools in the state are undergoing infrastructure related changes to implement social distancing policies after reopening. Work in these schools is going on full-fledged ever since the government has eased lockdown norms nationwide.