Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to give clarification on the time frame for conduct of Class 10 and 12 Board examinations and duration of 2020-21 academic session.
In the letter, 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.
The Odisha CM emphasized that keeping in view the safety of students and after consultation with different stakeholders and experts, the state Government has decided to keep educational institutions closed till December 31.
“We have been trying to reach out to maximum number of students digitally through different modes. But it is not possible to cover all students and prepare them for the Boards and different competitive examinations,” Patnaik stressed.