VIJAYAWADA: Schools will be open only for a half-day from April 1 in Andhra Pradesh. They will commence at 7:45 a.m. and close at 11:30 a.m. This was announced by education minister Adimulapu Suresh here on Monday.
He said the government has been prompted to do so following a surge in Coronavirus cases as well as day temperatures rising with the summer setting in.The half-day schools will benefit students from Classes I to X. The minister further announced that soon after classes end at 11:30 a.m., students will be served their mid-day meal, which they can consume before going home for the day.