Odisha seeks Centre’s clarity on Class 10, 12 board exams

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for clarification on the time frame for conduct of Class 10 and 12 board examinations and duration of 2020-21 academic session.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister said guidelines at the national level to conduct exam will help in reducing anxiety amongst students and parents of those who are appearing in board exams.

Patnaik said all enrolled students and their parents and teachers are in a state of uncertainty leading to anxiety due to absence of clarity on academic session and conduct of both the board examinations.

“As all competitive entrance examinations and admission in institutions of high education are interlinked, national guidelines with tentative timelines will help the states frame appropriate strategy. It will also help students anxious about the exam dates to plan and prepare accordingly,” the CM said in the letter.

In view of Covid-19, the state government has decided to keep educational institutions closed till December 31.