Referring to the infections reported in the institutions across the state, the minister said 168 students of a private college in Rajahmundry had tested positive.
The minister chaired a review meeting with the IIIT directors at his chamber in Interim Government Complex, Velagapudi.
Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh said the state government had been preparing ways to develop transparency and accountability in the education sector for institutional changes.
The minister said Rs 2,570 crore out of the total Rs 3,669 crore, allocated for the first phase, was spent on 15,715 schools.
Considering the shortened academic year due to Covid, the SSC syllabus has been reduced by 35 per cent.
CM reviews readiness of schools in state to start regular functioning.
Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh also said Andhra Pradesh is the only state in the country to have a higher education planning board.
Minister for Education Audimulapu Suresh on Thursday said the web portal for teachers to apply their transfer option will be kept open till Friday midnight.
Those who have completed over two years can also seek a transfer, to be done as per the student-teacher ratio in schools.
Intermediate second year classes will start on November 2: Andhra Pradesh minister Audimulapu Suresh
Suresh said that parents and students need not worry on the availability of first year seats though more than 400 junior colleges were not permitted to conduct classes this academic year.
The state government has decided mandatory Covid-19 education for teachers before schools reopen, and students once the schools start functioning from November 2.
Education Minister says govt is ready for a debate on the issue
The minister declared all students who paid the examination fee and got a hall ticket, but failed because of being absent to one or more examinations, as passed by awarding them pass marks.