Parents, Teachers & Students demand offline exams & classes; hold rally

Goemkarponn desk
PANAJI: The high school students and teachers today took out a rally at Azad Maidan in the capital, demanding to begin classes and exams in offline mode.
The rally saw participation from Students, parents and teachers of Hegdewar High School.
“We have taken this rally demanding the state government begin classes and exams in offline mode; we also have given an appeal to CM Sawant who is also the education minister of the state to conduct offline exams and also start classes in offline mode,” said students during the rally.
The students have also said that they will also be meeting the Education Department to convey their issues.
The Goa Education Department recently said that High Secondary Schools in Goa will hold Class 11 and 12 examinations offline.
The Director of Education, Bhushan Savaikar, said that the request to conduct the examination in offline mode has been given from many schools and the authority ensured that the schools will adhere to strict Covid guidelines.
Classes will be conducted by 50 per cent capacity, and the students have to wear masks all the time. There is a need to maintain social distancing and follow all Covid 19 protocols.
“Only vaccinated staff shall be allowed in the school premises. Those who cannot produce a vaccination certificate shall be allowed after producing the negative report of the RTPCR test. Such report shall be valid for seven days, and a fresh report shall be produced after the seventh day,” the circular read.

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