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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Exams postponed due to BRICS summit

Security, traffic cited as reason; schools to remain open during meet

PORVORIM: The Education Department has stated that traffic and security reasons are the major reasons for postponement of schools and higher secondary exams in Mormugao and Salcete talukas.
Speaking to Herald, Education Director Gajanan Bhat said that during the course of the BRICS summit, there will be traffic restrictions on certain roads, which could lead to students reaching late for the exams.

“We do not want to hamper the child’s future and due to the traffic congestion, students might reach late for their examinations, by which a student’s year can be lost. This is the reason we have requested schools not to hold the exams from October 4 to 17,” said Bhat. Schools can hold their term examinations from October 18 till the 26th, which is the last working day, before students go for Diwali break.
He said schools and higher secondaries have already agreed to postpone the exams and reschedule them after October 17. “However, schools and higher secondaries will not remain closed, but students will be given a grace period if they reach late,” he added
He said 78,937 students are admitted in schools and higher secondaries in Salcete and Mormugao, which is a huge number.
The Education Director on Wednesday had met with heads of 80 institutions, in which it was decided that the term exams will be postponed in view of the BRICS summit.

Herald Goa News

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