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Valpoi: While covid-19 pandemic situation posed unprecedented challenge before the school managements who had to go for online admissions, Government Higher Secondary School at Valpoi has set an example of how to work out a solution without spending a single penny.

The Government Higher Secondary School at Valpoi, which is without a dedicated website of its own, was pressed against the deadline after SSC results were announced on July 28.

The team of teachers led by its Principal Atchyutanand Vernekar had brainstorming session, online through whatsapp, to come up with the unique concept of accepting online admissions through free-of-cost blog.

The team assisted by IT/ITEs instructor under NSQF Nikita R Desai, who is attached to the institution under Samagra Shiksha scheme, designed blog www.ghssvalpoi.wordpress.com.

While blogs are usually statics with no much scope to convert it into dynamic, the usage of google form helped the Higher Secondary school to shift its entire admission process online.

The students who are spread across Sattari and surrounding areas, who seek admission in this government run institution, could get the forms filled online by clicking on user friendly blog. The Higher Secondary School offers Arts, Commerce, Science and Vocational streams.

Separate sections for each of the stream is created so that the students are not confused.

The blog is the best of example of how practical sessions of NSQF syllabus and training provided by Directorate of Education to teachers across Goa on using online free tools for education like Google forms can be used for providing solutions during pandemic situation.

What’s more striking is that the site was up within 24 hours with all the essentials paving way for online admissions in this Higher Secondary School.

The Higher Secondary School also teaches subjects of  Electronics and Health Care under National Skills Qualification framework and also Horticulture as Vocational.

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