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Odisha Introduces Extra Classes In Schools During Holidays For Weak Students

Bhubaneswar: As part of its on-going reforms in the conduct of the matriculation examination, Odisha has decided to conduct extra classes for students during summer vacations.

The extra classes will be mostly for the students who are weak in studies, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.

Dash informed that a lot of initiatives are being taken to ensure that students feel encouraged towards studies. This time, it has been decided to conduct classes till January 31st for students who will be appearing for this year’s matric exams

Students will be given mock question papers so that they get accustomed with the matriculation exam pattern, informed sources.

“Weak students will be divided into groups so that they can also grasp things easily. Subsequently, during summer vacations, extra classes will be conducted for them,” said Dash.

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On reports that teachers will not be granted summer holidays, Dash stated that teachers will be engaged on a rotational basis for extra classes during vacations.

“Usually, teachers have other duties during vacations. Instructions have been given to teachers to implement the ongoing Utthan and Utkarsh programmes in their respective schools,” clarified Dash.

The minister further informed that a lot of districts including Cuttack, Kendrapara, Kandhamal and others have undertaken special measures to ensure ‘mission zero fail’ in matriculation examination.

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