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Failed students of grades 9 & 11 in Goa may get to sit for 2022 Boards in lieu of the pandemic

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has come up with a special scheme to help the failed candidates of grades 9 and 11. Reportedly, the officials are thinking to introduce a policy, wherein the unsuccessful students of standards 9 and 11 exams from the 2021 session, can appear as private applicants for the 10th and 12th board exams in 2022. As per reports, this will be a one-time provision and the citizens have been requested to send in their suggestions.

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Goa Board examinations cancelled for grade 10 students amid escalating cases

In view of the inflating infection tallies in Goa, the state government has announced that students of grade 10 will be exempted from the slated board examinations. Declaring this decision, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant stated that all such pupils, enrolled in schools recognised by the state board, will be graded according to the marks obtained by them in internal tests. While the students were troubled by the uncertainties over the end assessment, their worries have been resolved now.

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Night curfew imposed in Goa from 10 PM to 6 AM till April 30 along with other COVID-19 norms

Goa is witnessing a sharp spike in coronavirus cases and on Wednesday, the daily rise surged beyond the 1000-mark for the second consecutive day. Amid this alarming uptick of the infection, the Chief Minister, on April 21, enforced a night curfew across the state from 10 PM to 6 AM. As per the statement, the restriction will be observed till April 30. after which the COVID scenario will be reviewed. The cabinet has also imposed other curbs to break the chain of increased transmission in Goa.

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