Porvorim: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday that the state government hasn’t yet decided on a date when schools would reopen. He also said that a survey has been conducted to find out what kind of devices and connectivity students have.
Sawant also said that as per a circular issued by the All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE), the state is planning to start classes for undergraduate and post-graduate courses from August 17. “We have said there will be no physical classes,” he said. “The directorate of education has made plans for online and offline classes.”
Sawant said that no directives have been issued by the Union ministry of home affairs to re-open schools and colleges. He that online exams are a must since people oppose physical exams, and added that teachers were called to schools so they could think of innovative ways to reach out to students.
To the question whether school buildings will be inspected before the reopening for the new academic year, the chief minister replied, “Inspection will not suffice for the purpose. As per the procedure done for the Board Examination, through sanitisation of the premises will be done with the help of local authorities.”