Vikash Sharma

Amid the growing demand for cancellation of Class 12 examinations, the School and Mass Education Department on Thursday made a big announcement on the conduct of the Class 10 and 12 Board examinations in the State.

The School and Mass Education Department today said that the Odisha government has already allowed reopening of classes for 8 to 12 students from February 7, 2022.

As per the decision, both offline/ online/ hybrid teaching is being conducted in the State. “Regarding the conduct of the examination for students of Classes 10 and 12, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) and the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), which conducts the exams respectively, will hold extensive discussion with the stakeholders-- students, teachers, parents, educationists and experts before coming out with a suitable proposal on the conduct of the examination/ assessment,” the School and Mass Education department said.

The department further said that the State government is aware of the difficult times Covid has accentuated for the education sector. “The government will address the challenges in the best possible manner. The pre-dominate concern is to resume teaching, increase attendance and address the learning gaps,” the department added.