Panaji: Amidst the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state resulting in delay of opening of schools, Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that he is concerned about the students who would be appearing for board examinations for this academic year.
Talking to reporters after paying tributes to martyrs on Goa Revolution Day at Panaji, Sawant told reporters that some schools have already started taking online classes for the students.
“I am more concerned about the students who would be appearing for Secondary School Certificate (tenth) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th) standard board examination this academic year,” he said.
Goa government has already conducted the examination for SSC and HSSC this year, amidst COVID-19 crisis.
Sawant, who also holds Educational portfolio, said that the government is yet to decide when to resume the academic year in the state.
While stating that online classes are not compulsory, the chief minister admitted that there are mobile network issues in some parts of the state.
“People are to be blamed for this situation of no connectivity. When mobile companies were installing towers in these villages, people were opposing it,” he said.
“After school restarts, we will take the steps to make up for the lost syllabus,” he said.