Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday said that all the students from Class I to Class VIII would be promoted without exams in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases.
School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said in the wake of the upsurge in COVID cases, all students from Class I to VIII will be declared ‘all pass’ this year too.
“All students from the Class I to VIII will be given the class promotion without conducting examination this year due to COVID situation. As no offline class has been held since a year due to the pandemic, it is not possible to conduct examination in schools,” the Minister said.
Last year, the Department had promoted the students from Class I to Class VIII due to COVID pandemic.
“The students of Class I-VIII were promoted without examination in view of COVID situation last year. The same method will be adopted this year too,” the Minister said.
Though formal announcement has not been made in this regard, an official notification will be released soon, he said.