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Devbrat Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Post assuming charge as the Minister of School & Mass Education, Samir Ranjan Dash today held a review meeting with the officials of the department at the State Secretariat here. The meeting reportedly discussed various issues including devastation due to Cyclone Fani as well as problems in the department which have crept up after the declaration of matric results.

Keeping in view the damages caused to the schools in Fani-hit Puri district, the newly-appointed minister has directed all the concerned officials to expedite the restoration process and complete the construction work of these schools as soon as possible.

"All schools damaged by the cyclonic storm should be repaired and renovated by June 19 or before reopening of schools, whichever is earlier," said Dash to all District Education Officers (DEO) and Block Education Officers (BEO) through video-conferencing from the Secretariat.

He also informed that distribution of books to students would be given top priority now as the recently published matric results were disastrous.

This apart, Dash said that schools whose performance was below par and the ones which registered ZERO result have been sent notices seeking an explanation on the low performance.

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