Schools should finish exams before U-17 Fifa World Cup: Goa

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Panaji, July 10 (IANS) The Goa government on Monday asked schools in the state to re-schedule their first term exams, so that students can watch FIFA World Cup under-17 matches, which are being hosted here in October.

In a circular sent to all schools, Director Education G.P Bhat requested all heads to re-schedule the first terminal or summative exams to conclude on or before October 7.

“In order to enable the students to witness the matches of once in a lifetime event, it is enjoined upon heads of all schools in the State to re-schedule the first terminal examination/summative examination so that it gets over on or before October 7, 2017.

Regular classes will continue till the end of the term,” said the circular.

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“FIFA under 17 World Cup will be held in India with Goa hosting some matches from October 7 to October 21 at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda,” the circular also says. Goa is expected to host German and Brazil under-17 teams, who will play matches against Costa Rica (October 7) and Niger (October 13) respectively.

–IANS

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