Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa, has announced that the Goa board exams for classes 10 and 12 have been postponed. The decision was made when the state reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 21 April 2021.
Goa board class 10 exams were scheduled to be conducted from 24 April 2021, while Goa class 12 exams from 13 May 2021. However, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has deferred the state board exams due to the ongoing pandemic.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the decision regarding the revised exam dates for class 10 and 12 board exams would be declared by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on 30 April 2021.
The Goa board has also shut down the schools and colleges till 30 April 2021 to ensure the safety of students amid COVID-19. The Chief Minister said that the decision regarding the opening of schools, colleges, and revised dates of board exams would be declared after reviewing the pandemic situation.
The Chief Minister said: “No offline exams in schools and colleges scheduled upto 30 April 2021 will take place for now.” Further, he added, “Directorate of education will take the decision on whether teachers will report to schools. As per government instructions, educational institutes are shut for students upto 30 April 2021.”