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COVID-19: Around 38 Lakh Odisha Students Don’t Have Access To Online Teaching

Bhubaneswar: At a time when online education holds the key during the COVID-19 pandemic, a whopping 38 lakh students are yet to come under its purview. School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Dash on Thursday informed that out of 60 lakh students in Odisha, nearly 22 lakh students are accessing education through various apps including Dikshya, Madhu and Siksha Sanjog.

“A Committee is reviewing the situation so that topic and course related information reach students. Many students in the State are yet to come under the online education system due to lack of necessary infrastructure,” said Dash.

According to Dash, the committee will undertake a special exercise and suggest measures through which all the students can be covered. Already textbooks have been provided to students and the efforts are on to reach students with the help of teachers, said Dash.

On reopening of schools, School and Mass Education Minister informed that State government has already announced closure of schools till July 31 and a final decision will be taken on time and after further review of COVID-19 situation.

Meanwhile, no decision has been taken on the conduct of pending +2 exams in the State, the minister added.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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