Department of School Education has been directed by the government to take action against those private schools failed to reopen in support of the Sakala Janula Samme. The government under the GO Ms No 1 has the authority to de-recognise any private school.
The step came following parents meeting with Chief Minister, Kiran Kumar Reddy and the parents' associations demanding that schools be re-opened by Oct 16 keeping in mind the children's interest by adding that they would intensity the on-going agitation if government failed to act.
The Chief Minister however assured parents that the government would wait till Oct 16 to see if schools would open and then take action likewise on the same.
A circular will be issued to schools by the Commissionerate of School Education warning them of de-recognition if they failed to take any action.
“As per GO Ms No. 1, the government has the power to de-recognise private schools which fail to adhere to the directives of the state on implementing the academic calendar," said an official, School Education department.
Atleast 15,000 private schools affiliated to Telangana Private Schools Association have remained closed since Sep 13. While many schools have started functioning in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy from Oct 9, corporate schools owned by managements from Seemandhra region have not re-opened yet fearing attacks from Telangana agitators.
The school managements however expressed their desire to re-open schools if the government assured them security.
“It"s the duty of the government to provide a congenial atmosphere for the managements to run the schools. We have no problem reopening the schools if the government provides security," said S Sreenivas Reddy, chief adviser, Telangana Private Schools Association.