Goa Postpones Exams Owing To FIFA-U17
July 13, 2017
Goa’s education department has asked all the schools to reschedule their terminal examinations before October 7, 2017 because of the upcoming Under-17 FIFA World Cup matches.
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP
The FIFA U-17 World Cup is the world championship of association football for male players under the age of 17 organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). A total of 52 games will be played to decide the winner of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. The Under-17 World Cup matches will be held in Goa between October 7 and October 21 at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Fatorda.
WHY WAS SUCH A DECISION TAKEN?
This decision has been taken so that the students can enjoy the matches. 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. The government is doing everything possible to promote the tournament since this is the first time India is hosting such a massive football championship.