The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has requested all its schools in the state to conduct examinations for courses 9 and 11 college students by calling them to the tutorial establishments. In a round dated January 8, the board’s secretary, Geraldina L Mendes, has mentioned all of the exams for courses 9 and 11 shall be completed by April 24, 2021, to allow schools to present infrastructure and manpower for the conduct of the board exams, that are going to begin from April 26.
Schools for courses 10 and 12 in Goa reopened in November final 12 months, after being shut for almost eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, whereas courses for all different requirements are at present being performed on-line. “In view of the prevailing pandemic situation and availability of limited number of instructional and working days, the schools are hereby requested to conduct examination, that is theory and pratical for Classes ninth and eleventh for the academic year 2020-21 by calling students to the schools,” the round reads.
The board has given liberty to the schools to conduct the exams as per their comfort. “Those schools which have already conducted the first mid-term and first term exams need not conduct it again,” the round reads. The schools are additionally given liberty to set the papers of the primary and second phrases will full weightage or with 50 per cent weightage, after which convert it into full weightage. The round has mentioned schools can set their very own papers as per the protection of the portion.
The state board has already introduced that 30 per cent of the syllabus would be diminished for the present tutorial 12 months. Till Saturday, Goa reported a complete of 51,790 circumstances of coronavirus and 746 deaths due to the an infection, as per official figures.