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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: School exams rescheduled in Delhi and Goa to accommodate mega event

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1.18K   //    19 Sep 2017, 19:31 IST

The FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy

The FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy

What's the story?

In a good news for all football lovers, the Education Boards in Goa and Delhi has asked the schools to reschedule their first-term exams so that students can watch the FIFA U-17 World Cup matches that will host in October.

In case you didn't know...

India will host the FIFA U-17 World Cup next month and the Government has been encouraging kids to watch the showpiece event that is hosted in the country for the first time.

The heart of the matter

Earlier this year, Goa's Director of Education GP Bhat issued a circular requesting all heads of schools to re-schedule the exams to conclude on or before October 7. “Regular classes will continue till the end of the term,” the circular read. Goa will be hosting the U-17 World Cup matches from October 7 to October 21. “In order to enable the students to witness the matches of once in a lifetime event it is enjoined upon heads of all the schools in the state to re-schedule the first terminal examination so that it gets over on or before October 7, 2017. Regular classes will continue until the end of the term,” it added.

In a similar move, an order from Kendriya Vidyalaya Assistant commissioner Shilbala Singh yesterday said that the half-yearly exams for class XI have been postponed to give them chance to watch the U-17 World Cup matches. "It is hereby, informed that the half-yearly Examination for class XI is postponed due to FIFA CUP Under-17 which will be held in India for the first time," read the circular.

It also said the school should give chance for class XI students to watch the match on 6th, 9th and 12th October and class IX and X students should be given chance to watch the match on 16th October, and the exams are scheduled to match these dates

What's next?

The Government is taking all possible steps to promote the tournament as this is the first time India is hosting such a mega event, and this step from the education boards has opened up opportunities for schoolgoing students to watch the matches without any stress.

Author's take

It is a good step by the education board by rescheduling the exams to fit the U-17 World Cup schedule so that the students can watch all the matches. The education boards in other states which host the tournament are also expected to take similar steps to encourage kids to watch the matches.

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