Goa schools to reopen for students of classes 10 and 12 from November 21 – education
The Goa government has decided to resume classes for Std 10 and 12 students from November 21, when the Diwali holiday is scheduled to end, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced on Tuesday.
The decision was made at a meeting of education department officials together with the chief minister, who is also the education minister earlier in the day.
“We have reviewed the situation and it was a unanimous decision that as of November 21, classes will resume for Std 10 and 12 following all SOPs. The decision will be communicated to the schools, ”Sawant told reporters.
Goa was one of the states that decided not to reopen schools when the central government gave the states the go-ahead to reopen schools. A previous meeting of department officials with parents and teachers made the decision to postpone the reopening of the schools.
The number of Covid-19 cases has declined since then and the state now reports around 200 new cases per day, which is higher than during the initial days of the pandemic but lower than the highs of September and October, when the state reported more than 500 fresh boxes per day and some days touching up to 700 boxes per day.
No decision has been made to restart other classes for now, the prime minister said.