Odisha Suspends Class 10 and 12 Board Exams
Post his high-level meeting, CM Naveen Patnaik has directed to suspend the Class 10 and 12 board exams in Odisha considering the unprecedented rise in Covid-19 cases. The Odisha Board Exam 2021 was scheduled to be conducted from 3 to 15 May.
The State government has also decided to promote the students of classes 9 and 11 to classes 10 and 12, in the academic year 2020-21. They do not have to take any tests for this, CM Patnaik announced today.
This announcement was confirmed via a tweet from ANI. “CM Naveen Patnaik orders suspension of all 10th & 12th board exams in the state in view of COVID situation. All students of Class 9 & 11 in the academic year 2020-21 will be prompted to the 10th and 12th standards respectively. They do not have to take any tests for this: Odisha CMO,” read the tweet.
Following the postponement of the BSE Odisha and CHSE Odisha Board Exams, no further exam dates have been approved by the government so far.
These decisions come a day after the postponement of the CBSE board exams by the union government. Earlier, the Odisha State board had cancelled offline classes for Classes 9 and 11 due to the second wave of COVID-19. All government, private and aided schools in Odisha are conducting online classes for students.
Meanwhile, Odisha’s Covid-19 cases jumped to 3,58,342 after 2,989 people tested positive, the highest single-day spike this year. Further, two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,935.