Bhubaneswar: The Odisha School and Mass Education department on Tuesday issued a formal circular informing that all students from standard 1 to 8 will be promoted to the next class without any exam for the academic session 2020-21. The government in the notification has however announced a major relief for the students from the new session.
The decision will be applicable to all Government, Government abed and all un-aided private schools under School and Mass Education Department.
The government has clarified that the move comes in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic which has completely washed away the classes of the students from standard 1 to 8 since March last year.
“I am directed to say that Government has been pleased to approve the proposal that there will be examination/ assessment test during the academic session 2020-21 for Class I to VI if students of the said classes will be promoted to the next higher class, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the State,” the State Mass Education department stated in its notification dated March 16.