In view of increasing cases of corona infection in the country, 10th and 12th board examinations have been postponed in many states for the safety of students. At the same time, CBSE’s 10th exams have been canceled and 12th has been postponed. But the board examinations in Goa have neither been canceled nor postponed. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that the state government has not yet considered canceling or postponing the 10th and 12th board examinations. It is worth noting that the examinations of the Class 10 and 12th of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Education are to be held from April 24.
Kovid-19 protocol will be followed during the exam
While speaking to the media, Goa Board President Bhagirath Shetty said that to safeguard the health of the students during the examinations, the board will ensure that all the Kovid-19 protocol is followed. There has been no change in the examinations of the post will be from April 24. Each examination center will have a thermal scanner, special care will be taken for social distancing, face masks are mandatory. Only 12 students will be allowed in an examination hall. If it is a large hall for 17 students then it will be allowed.
Explain that the Goa Board has scheduled 12th examinations from April 24 to May 17, while the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations will be held from May 19 to June 2. A total of 43,547 students have registered to appear in both examinations. The examinations will be held at more than 100 centers across Goa.
NSUI demands postponement of examinations or online
At the same time, against the decision of the Board, the National Student Union of India (NSUI) has demanded that the examinations be either online or postponed. NSUI President Naushad Chaudhary has said that, “It is very unfortunate that the Chief Minister wants to conduct 10th and 12th board examinations in Goa instead of applying Kovid Management.” Corona-infected patients are struggling to get admitted in hospitals, beds are full, patients are sleeping on the floor in GMC, but the Chief Minister wants to conduct board examinations. “
He further added that “In this situation the CM should first focus and work on Kovid Management and ensure that this situation is brought under control. Once Kovid-19 number comes down, they need to conduct board examination You should think about it or else the examinations should be conducted in online mode.
Online petition for postponement of examinations started
At the same time, a separate online petition has also been started from the state government to postpone the examinations. The Goa board, however, has said that all the students, including those students who are in quarantine, will be allowed to take exams in an isolated center.
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