What are mother and father saying concerning reopening of colleges in Vizag?

The Andhra Pradesh Minister of Schooling, Adimulapu Suresh, rejected rumours of an extension of the Sankranti holidays for academic establishments within the state. On 17 January, 2022, he expressed the AP State Authorities’s ongoing concern in the direction of the well being of the scholars, with respect to COVID-19 protocols, whereas giving precedence to their academic growth. Although there was an increase within the variety of COVID-19 instances within the state just lately, faculties throughout Andhra Pradesh have been scheduled to reopen from in the present day. Yo! Vizag spoke to some mother and father, of faculty going kids, in Visakhapatnam, concerning their view about reopening of colleges in Vizag.

One of many mother and father, V Sudha, acknowledged that she isn’t prepared to ship her baby, learning within the eleventh customary, to the college, maintaining the COVID-19 scenario in thoughts. She opines that faculties should implement on-line courses instantly and that the State Authorities should not pressurize the colleges to conduct offline courses.

Addtionally the guardian of a main college pupil in Vizag, P. Srihitha, appreciates the choice, taken by her son’s college, of  extending the Sankranti trip and conducting on-line courses. She suggests that every one the colleges in Andhra Pradesh should observe this, whatever the State Authorities’s directions.

An eighth customary pupil’s guardian, Dr. Nanda Kishore, suggests that children should not be despatched to highschool for the subsequent one month to maintain them protected from the prevailing COVID-19 scenario. He opines sending them to varsities would end in a faster unfold of the an infection as youngsters are asymptomatic carriers of the virus. The guardian feels that reopening of colleges in Vizag, given the scenario, isn’t advisable.

As of 16 January, 2022, the variety of lively COVID-19 instances in Andhra Pradesh stands at 26,770. During the last ten days, the positivity fee took a leap from 1.64% to 13.89%, with a multifold improve within the COVID-19 instances. The every day surge in COVID-19 instances on 15 January, 2022 is reported to be 4,955, the report highest prior to now 205 days. Visakhapatnam District reported 1,028 COVID-19 instances, second to Chittoor District (1,124). The AP State Authorities is about to impose evening curfew from 18 January, 2022. Obligatory COVID-19 protocols shall be imposed at varied public locations resembling temples, academic establishments, and authorities workplaces.

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