Given the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the city, the state government has declared an early holiday for schools and colleges across the state. Schools and colleges in India shut down in 2020 due to the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although a few schools reopened in February 2021, they soon shut down again due to the rising cases of Covid-19. Now the Telangana government has decided to end the academic year on April 26. While schools and colleges will remain closed between April 27 and May 31, there is no final decision on the reopening of schools on June 1.
The education minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy announced the decision, saying that the decision was taken by chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, after a discussion with the chief secretary and key ministers of the education department. The academic year will end with no exams as the government has decided to promote all students of Class 10. A total of 5,00,000 students in Class 10 will be promoted based on internal assessment. The same policy has been applied to students of classes 1-9. Apart from the rising cases in Covid-19, the closure of schools for the most part of the year has been cited as a reason for the early calling off of the academic year.
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