The Goa government has determined to recommence classes for students of Std 10 and 12 beginning November 21, when the Diwali vacation is scheduled to end, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced on Tuesday.
The decision was once taken at a assembly of officials of the education branch along side the Chief Minister who may be the education minister earlier in the day.
“We have reviewed the situation and it was once a unanimous decision that from November 21 classes for Std 10 and 12 will recommence by following the entire SOPs. The decision will be communicated to the schools,” Sawant told reporters.
Goa was once a number of the states to make a decision against the reopening of schools when the central government gave states the go ahead to reopen schools. An earlier assembly of the branch officials with parents and teachers had taken a decision to defer the reopening of schools.
The number of Covid-19 cases has since fallen and the state is now reporting around 200 fresh cases per day which is higher than throughout the initial days of the pandemic but lower than the highs of September and October when the state was once reporting in excess of 500 fresh cases a day and on some days touching as much as 700 cases a day.
No decision has been taken for restarting other classes for now, the chief minister said.