The CM, who also holds the position of the Education Minister of Goa, further said that a decision on the resumption of other classes would be taken sometime later.
As per a statement released by the Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday, classes for X and XII standard students will resume from the 21st of November. This is being viewed as an important decision, given that these pupils will have to sit for their board examinations in the next few months. The CM, who also holds the position of the Education Minister of Goa, further said that a decision on the resumption of other classes would be taken sometime later. At this meeting, other officials of the education department were in attendance as well.
SOPs to be followed strictly
The CM was quoted saying, "We have reviewed the situation and it was a unanimous decision that from November 21 classes for X and XII standards will recommence by following all the SOPs. The decision will be communicated to the schools."
In September, Sawant had formed a consultation committee which included education experts, Education Department officials and representatives of Headmasters and Parents Teachers Associations to recommend a timeframe for resumptions of schools in the coastal state, which have been shut due to the covid-19 pandemic. The committee was tasked with seeking inputs from education sector stakeholders and deciding on a date for resumption of schools.
Goa's test positivity rate at 14.5%
Till date, Goa has reported 44,189 confirmed covid cases and 2,209 cases are active at the moment. We can only hope that this decision doesn't increase the overall tally and that can be done, only when strict monitoring is executed throughout the school premises and duration. As yet, the state has conducted 2,97,075 tests and the test positivity rate is marked at 14.5%.