Mumbai: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that the schools will reopen for classes 10 and 12 from 21 November, following all COVID-19 security protocols.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced while announcing that classes for Standard X and XII would resume from November 21, with all COVID guidelines.
“It has been unanimously decided that classes for Standard X and XII will resume from November 21 following all COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs),” Sawant said in a statement.
On Monday, the Chief Minister of Goa had said that his administration would take a decision on restarting schools in the state in the next two days.
Sawant said, “The consultation process is over, the decision (reopening of schools) will be made tomorrow or the day after.”
A government survey showed that about 30 percent of the students, especially those living in remote or hilly areas, were facing connectivity issues, which prompted the state government’s efforts to introduce e-learning modules for school students.
The development comes at a time when the coronavirus tally in the state increased to 186 and reached 43,954 on Monday, while 7 patients died due to infection during the day, while 616 died.