Bhubaneswar, April 20: The Odisha government is considering cancelling the matric examination following the rising Covid-19 menace in the state.
According to sources, the examinations might be cancelled due to rise in daily Covid caseload and it is expected to touch its peak in the month of May.
Meanwhile, the Class-X students today staged protest in front of Naveen Niwas requesting the Chief Minister to clear the confusion over the conduct of annual Matric examination. They also demanded clarification from Odisha School and Mass Education Minister.
On April 15, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered the suspension of board examinations for Class-X and XII for the year 2021. The decision was taken in view of the health and safety of students in the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, the Class XII examinations, which are scheduled to start on May 18 have been postponed by the State Council for Higher Education. The decision on the test will be made once the Covid-19 situation improves.
In the first week of June 2021, the state government and the Council for Higher Secondary Education will review the exam and the next decision will be made to give the students the appropriate time.
Similarly, the Class X examination, which was scheduled to be held on May 3, 2021, by the Board of Secondary Education has also been postponed.