The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination (GBSHSE) is contemplating to reduce the syllabus for classes 10 and 12 for the academic year 2020-21 because of the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior official said.
The board will consider views of the Principal’s Forum and the Goa Headmasters Association before taking any final decision, GBSHSE Chairman Ramakrishna Samant told the reporters on Wednesday.
“We will come up with a decision in the next few days,” he said.
The 2020-21 academic session, which was supposed to start from the first week of June, is yet to start.
As per the Goa education department’s order issued last month, schools in the coastal state will continue to remain closed till July 31.
Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, announced that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had rationalized the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21 30 percent to make up for the academic loss caused due to COVID-19.
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the central government announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
A nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24.
While the government has eased several restrictions, schools and colleges continue to remain closed.