Goa schools allowed to hold offline examinations for classes XI and XII
Schools must adhere to all the SOPs issued by state director of education and maintain all pandemic safety protocols
Higher secondary schools in Goa have been allowed to hold physical examinations for standards XI and XII by the state’s Directorate of Education (DoE), but while keeping to all pandemic safety protocols.
Director of education Bhushan Savaikar announced this in a circular issued on October 8, while outlining a few standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be followed by the schools and students alike.
Savaikar said the request to hold examinations in the offline mode had been coming in from many schools for quite some time, based on which this decision was taken.
Key features of the DoE guidelines for Goa schools and students:
- Schools will allow only vaccinated staff in their premises. Those not vaccinated will have to produce a negative RT PCR test report after every seven days.
- -- The number of students allowed in each classroom will be 50 per cent of the room’s capacity.
- -- Students are to wear masks at all times and are to be seated maintaining all social distancing norms.
- -- The schools are to check the temperature of all staff and students everyday before they enter its premises.
- -- All schools are to be completely sanitized every day prior to opening for staff and students.