Bhubaneswar: Even though the stage is all set for reopening of schools for Class 10 and 12 on January 8, students and parents are still in confusion over a lot of issues like conduct of COVID test and further reduction in syllabus, if any.
Many students are expecting a further reduction of the syllabus due to the disruption in regular academic session following the closure of schools in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation last year.
However, School and Mass and Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Dash on Tuesday categorically said that there will be no further reduction in syllabus.
According to Dash, already the State government has reduced 30% syllabus and the students will have to appear for their examinations by preparing for the 70% of the remaining courses.
On a media query whether the students will have to undergo a COVID-19 test before coming to schools, Dash said, “As of now no such decision has been taken. If the State health department comes up with any such notification, we will act accordingly.”
On Saturday, the State government in its circular had mentioned that courses of the class 10 students will be completed by April 26 while for Plus II students, the syllabus will be covered by April 28.
A 100-day classroom teaching will be held for class 10 and 12 students which means they will also have to attend classes every Saturday and Sunday.
The examinations for Class 10 will begin on May 3 and conclude on May 15 while Plus II students will appear for the board exam between May 15 and June 11, the notification read.
(Edited By Pradeep Singh)