Bhubaneswar: After CBSE, Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha has cancelled the Class 12 examinations this year.
The decision was taken in view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID-19 pandemic and feedback received from various stakeholders.
Announcing the decision, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said, “Education and livelihood have been the worst affected during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, keeping everyone safe in this pandemic is most important. Keeping in this view, the Plus II exams conducted by CHSE has been cancelled this year.”
“Ample opportunities will come in future and the civilization will grow, only if we survive now,” he stated.
The CM also directed the CHSE to consult experts for recommendations and take steps to compile results of Plus II students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner. If a student will not be satisfied with the evaluation, he/she can appear in the exams. And, CHSE will take a call on conducting the same, after reviewing the COVID situation.
Earlier this week, CBSE cancelled the board exams following a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.