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Odisha class 10 and 12 exams to get delayed, exam only after 3 months of classroom education – education

Tuition and upper secondary exams in Odisha are likely to be delayed in the current academic year, and the school and Mass Education Minister Sameer Dash today indicate that the exams would not take place without classes being held outside. of line for at least 3 months.

Speaking to reporters, Dash said the late enrollment and upper secondary exams are unavoidable this academic year due to the pandemic, as at least 3 months of offline classes are essential before taking the exams. “We are required to take exams for the good of our students’ careers. But our department will definitely make sure that students are not deprived of the teaching facilities intended to take the required exams. The installation for classroom teachings to our students for a minimum of three months has to be done before exams this time, ”he said.

Although schools in Odisha were scheduled to open this month, the state government postponed it until December 31 for fear of a second wave of Covid. However, online teaching by the school and the mass education department and the SC / ST department through mobile apps and WhatsApp has not been very encouraging due to the spotty mobile network inside the schools. tribes, as well as the inability of several parents to buy smartphones for their children.

In several districts where mobile connectivity was poor, students had to climb water tanks, trees, or climb nearby hills every day to grab a bar from the mobile network. There have been several cases where parents had to pawn their jewelry or sell their livestock to buy smartphones.

The 2018-19 Economic Survey revealed that more than 20% of villages in Odisha did not have mobile connectivity and for every 100 people, the number of Internet subscribers was 28.22 compared to the national average of 38.02. In the villages, the Internet subscription base was only 16 for every 100 people.

The minister said that so far no concrete decision has been made for school exams. “But we cannot afford to see our students lose a year while students from other states advance,” he said.

The West Bengal government earlier this month announced that there will be no board exams for the 10, 12 class exams.

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