Dilip Kumar

Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has initiated the process to finalise Class X results, the exam of which was cancelled by the State government due to the rising Covid-19 cases.

As per the directives from the BSE, the District Education Officers (DEOs) have ordered the headmasters of schools in their restive jurisdiction to ‘submit the Tabulation Register of Class IX and X exams at the nearest exam centre by today’.

The tabulation details should be prepared in the format prescribed by the Board. Name of the schools, marks, roll numbers are mentioned in the format.

The headmasters have been asked to submit the marks of the Class IX and marks of class tests of Matric students. Marks secured by the students in both exams should be submitted, sources said.

The BSE has asked the DEOs in written to ensure the submission of the relevant documents at the concerned centres.

Meanwhile, the Odisha Secondary School Teachers Association (OSSTA) has protested BSE’s move in preparation of the format for the publication of Matric results.

OSSTA secretary Prakash Mohanty said the preparation of the format within a day is not possible for the teachers.

Notably, the Odisha government had earlier announced the cancellation of the BSE Odisha Class 10 board exams 2021 in view of the worsening Covid-19 situation in the state. The exams were scheduled to be held from May 3.

“In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Class-10 examination conducted by BSE, Odisha scheduled to be held from May 3, 2021, has been cancelled,” School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash had said while announcing the cancellation of exams.