With the Covid-19 infection spreading rapidly across Goa following the un-lockdown 1.0, the state administration had to make some tough decisions and one of them is to delay in the resumption of the new academic year.
The reopening of schools in Goa is one of the major concern at the moment at students are sitting idle at home the parents have idea as what the future of their kids is going to look like.
The Chief Minister of Goa who is also an Education Minister of the state said that Schools in Goa may not reopen before September.
According to the reports, in one of the recently held meetings the Chief Minister had to face the hectic discussion on the reopening of Schools in Goa.
He further stated that the Syllabus may also witness the trimming to catch up with the academic year. “The discussion in this regards will be taken up only after July 15th, However, school heads brought up the point that reopening may only be possible in September,” he said.
In fact according to the MHA guidelines the School reopening was scheduled to take place in the month of August but since the Ganesh Chaturthi festival also falls in August the reopening may get further delayed.
“The parents are already skeptical for sending their kids to the school before the vaccine for Covid-19 comes into the market and besides that the Ganesh Chaturthi is on 22nd and reopening the school on 15th August as planned earlier may not be a good idea,” he averred.
Meanwhile the meeting attended by the top officials have had a dissection about curtailing the Diwali and Christmas vacation to catch up with the Syllabus in the school.
School heads spoke to Sawant about the need to trim the syllabus for the year, and the CM supposed to have agreed to the suggestion since around three months of the academic year are likely to be lost.
Meanwhile, state officials said that the Union ministry of human resource development is expected to soon issue new guidelines on school reopening, and that Goa’s directorate of education would issue instructions based on them. As of now, the HRD ministry’s May 30 guidelines are in force, and as per these, reopening can be considered around August 15.