Goa: On day one of school reopening for Classes X and XII, less than 50% of the altogether 35,000 students enrolled are expected to return. While some parents have not consented to send their children to school, in the case of high enrolment institutes, the school managements have decided to restrict the number of students per day to between 35 and 50 to avoid the risk of crowding.Most high enrolment institutes in the state have not taken the directorate of education’s suggestion of conducting classes in morning and afternoon shifts to be able to accommodate all students. Institutes felt this would be an added burden on teachers.
Instead, they have divided each division into four to five batches, restricting student numbers between 10 and 12. The batches have been given a schedule that will see then attending school only for a maximum of three times a week.“The partial reopening is scheduled on a Saturday. Most parents are likely to prefer sending their children to school starting from Monday due to the Sunday break in between,” former president of the Goa Headmasters’ Association, Vithoba Desai, said.
The News24 Goa