Educational institutions remain closed due to the lockdown in the Corona epidemic. In such a situation, on Wednesday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern over the students’ exams.
He has requested the Central Government to clearly state the dates of 10th and 12th examinations, so that students of classes 10 and 12 can prepare themselves for the board examinations to be held in 2020-21.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote, “There is a lack of clarity in the conduct of both the academic session and the 10th-12th board examinations and all students and their parents and teachers are in a state of uncertainty. It remains a matter of concern among all of us ”.
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He further wrote that as all the competitive entrance examinations and admissions in institutions of higher education are interlinked, the national guidelines given for the examinations will help the states to formulate appropriate strategies. With this, students will also be able to prepare themselves better for the upcoming exams.
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Let me tell you, in view of Kovid-19 in the state, all educational institutions are closed till 31 December 2020. The Chief Minister said that educational institutions in the state are closed since 17 March 2020 due to Corona epidemic. Keeping in mind the safety of the students and after consultation with various stakeholders and experts, we have decided to keep the educational institutions closed till December 31, 2020.