Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education announced on Thursday that the results of HSSC (Class XII) examinations conducted earlier this year are to be declared in the coming week.
The results of HSSC (Class XII) examinations will be announced either on Monday or Tuesday, confirmed Board chairman Ramakrishna Samant. Samant stated that "the results would be declared in the coming week as the paper correction process is over”.
This year, the HSSC examinations were held in March. Due to the coronavirus outbreak induced lockdown, 2 papers of the HSSC exams could not be held on scheduled dates. The examinations for these two pending papers were then held in the last week of May.
Chief Minister Expresses His Concern
Amid the rising coronavirus cases in the state, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant expressed his concern for the students attending the board exams of class X and XII in the academic year of 2020-21. The CM was talking to the reporters on Revolution day in Goa, after paying tribute to the martyrs. Sawant reported that online classes have already launched in a few of the schools.
"But I am more concerned about the students who will be appearing for the Secondary School Certificate and the Higher Secondary School Certificate standard board examinations this academic year," stated Sawant.
Network issues are not conducive to online classes
The CM was also of the opinion that while online classes are not compulsory, his government have not yet decided when and how to go about the academic year in the state. He acknowledged the difficulty in launching online classes due to the mobile network issues faced in a few parts of the state.
"People are to be blamed for the connectivity issues. When mobile companies were installing towers in some villages, people were opposing it," stated the CM.