Rashmi Ranjan

The Odisha government will include Covid-19 management and climatic change in class 10 syllabus from 2022-23 academic session, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Sunday.

Speaking to media, Dash said, “We have already been through three phases of Covid-19 pandemic and there are talks about the fourth wave. To keep the students aware about the pandemic and make them mentally prepared for the future, topics on Covid-19 will be included in class 10 syllabus. ”

“Similarly, the climate change has emerged as a global threat. To make students aware, topics on climatic change will be included in the class 10 syllabus,” Dash added.

"Due to the pandemic situation, 75 per cent syllabus was taught in the previous years. But, from the current academic session, 100 per cent syllabus of class 10 students will be covered and the Matric examination will be conducted accordingly," said the Minister. 

Earlier on Saturday, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha notified the scheme of assessment, syllabus breakup for 2022-23 academic session which was approved by the School and Mass Education Department in June 2022.

As per the official notification, the academic session for 2022-23 will be from May 2022 to April 2023, and it will be divided into two terms. 

The first term will be from May to October 2022 and the second one will be from November 2022 to April 2023.

As per Board of Secondary Education, 100% syllabus will be followed in class 9 and 10 for both Madhyama, HSC courses and for State Open School Certificate courses during academic session 2022-23.