By Savio Rodrigues s.j
stage of schooling, in Margao. For his secondary schooling, he was sent to Union High School in it, Loyola High School.
planning to send him to work in Bombay or on board a ship? There was a sizable Goan community speaking Konkani and English living in Bombay, and it was also relatively common for Goans to be employed abroad in English-speaking merchant ships in the lower classes of employment. It is interesting to note that all his siblings, however, did their studies in Portuguese, (except Griselia and Melquiades). They attended the seminary at Rachol, after their Primerio Grau, as there was no secondary education available in the villages and in Margao one could go only up to Quinto anno (SSC - ‘Secondary School Certificate’ exam - equivalent to Ordinary Levels in the United Kingdom). They attended classes in the seminary in Rachol but lodged with private families who kept borders for a fee.