Panjim: Amidst the growing number of fake news being circulated through WhatsApp messages, this time school going children of Goa were targeted by a fake circular of The Goa Directorate of Education informing that August 8th, 2019 will be a holiday for all schools in the state.
The fake circular stated which was on a Directorate of Education Letterhead stated, “In view of the incessant rains and difficulty encountered by the students in commuting to and from the school. Thursday 8th August 2019 is declared a holiday for all the Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary and Special Schools in the States”
The letter is even signed by the Director of Education which led to more confusion.
This Whatsapp message started doing the rounds in Goa early evening leading to immense confusion amongst parents and school children as no official communication had come from many school authorities which is normally a practice in most schools in the state.
Later the Chief Minister’s Office put out a clarification that there has been no such circular issued by the Government of Goa through the Directorate of Education.