New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: As the coastal state of Goa remains coronavirus-free, the state government, in a notification on Wednesday, gave its nod to the education department to hold exams for pending papers of Class 12 and for all the papers for Class 10, later this month after the third phase of the lockdown ends on May 17.

The Centre on May 2 extended the nation-wide lockdown imposed to contain the deadly coronavirus for two more weeks till May 17 after the COVID-19 cases in the country continued to increase.

In the notification issued on Wednesday, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education said that the exams which were stalled due to the coronavirus outbreak, will now be held from May 20 onwards after the end of the third phase of nation-wide lockdown.  

Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education chairman Ramakrishna Samant, as reported by news agency PTI, said that “Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Class 12 examinations will be held from May 20 to May 22 (for two pending papers), while the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) (Class 10) exams for all papers will be held from May 21 onwards”.

Ramakrishna Samant also said that a detailed time-table will be released soon by the board.

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education announced the dates after getting a go-ahead from the state government. Earlier this week, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said that  HSSC and SSC examinations would be held after the third phase of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown ends on May 17.

These board-conducted annual examinations are usually held in March-April. The coastal state, which has no active coronavirus case currently, falls under the green zone.


(With PTI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan