Odisha to Promote Students of Class I to VIII Without Exams
To reduce the risk of COVID amongst school students, the Odisha Government is considering promoting all the students of Class I to VIII without holding examinations this year.
Samir Ranjan Dash, the State School & Mass Education Minister, informed the media regarding the “all pass” decision of the government. “All students from Class I to VIII will be given the class promotion without conducting examination this year due to COVID situation. As no offline class has been held since a year due to the COVID pandemic, it is not possible to conduct the examination in schools,” he said.
This is along similar lines to last year when students of Classes I to VIII had received an ‘all pass’. “The students of Class I-VIII were promoted without examination given the COVID situation last year. The same method will be adopted this year too. It is not possible to commence a new academic session from April,” Dash said.
He further announced that the decision on the beginning of the new academic session will be taken after June this year.
However, the examinations for the students of Class-IX will be held offline this year. “As the offline classes are being held regularly for the students of Class-IX, X, XI and XII, the examination will be conducted for Class IX students offline in schools,” Dash confirmed.
An official announcement will soon be made in this regard via a formal announcement by the Education ministry.