The Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education will take a decision on whether the 2021 Class X and XII board exams will be conducted or not after April 30, according to an official.
The two board exams were scheduled to start from April 24. The board had postponed the examinations following an order of the Goa government in view of the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases.
Meanwhile, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 cases the Goa government on Wednesday announced a four-day complete lockdown in the state from April 29 till May 3.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Goa reached 79, 798 with 2,321 new cases on Monday, according to a bulletin.
Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Goa government had issued an order announcing the postponing of the board examinations on April 21.
After postponing the two examinations, the board has taken a wait and watch policy. Bhagirath Shetye, chairperson of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education had told the media. The board will take a decision on the future of the examinations after April 30 on the basis of the pandemic situation, the official had said.
The Goa directorate of education issued a circular directing teachers and non-teaching employees of schools to not attend the institutions till further notice.
The Class X and XII examination of the Goa board were conducted amid the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 following all the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
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