Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is now working on a proposal for introduction of class XI in selected high schools from 2018-19 session.

School and Mass Education Department has been asked to identify schools having necessary infrastructure by end of January 2018 so that admissions can start at the earliest.

Sources said, high schools in 13 undivided district headquarters could preferably selected for introducing class XI on a pilot project basis. Such proposals were approved at a high level meeting chaired by chief secretary on December 4.

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Official sources said that Odisha government is now keen on improving infrastructure and quality of education after +2 streams were separated from higher education department and integrated with school and mass education department.

As per the arrangements made to streamline state of affairs in several educational institutions, the junior lecturers who have been teaching in plus II classes, will continue with school and mass education department on deployment basis.