Terming the news circulating in social media that the schools will remain closed from March 1 as fake, District Educational Officer B Lingeswara Reddy issued a notice confirming that the information is false. The DEO made it clear that the schools will continue to operate and appealed to people to refrain from circulating such fake forwards.
A forward stating ‘For all schools and colleges, the government of Andhra Pradesh, declared a holiday from March 1 to May 4 due to the surge in coronavirus cases. The GO was passed to the education department to follow the restrictions of the board’ is doing rounds on social media platforms.
Meanwhile, Child Rights Protection Forum State convener G Sitaram demanded that action should be taken against those responsible for designing such fake forward that comes along with the logo of the state government, signatures of the Chief Minister and Education Minister as it is creating a lot of confusion among the public, parents and students.