The Odisha government has made certain changes for the students of plus two and this change has made their life easy now. The students, who earlier used to appear for a board exam in the first year, will not be appearing for any such exam now.
The decision was taken in a meeting presided by Aditya Prasad Padhi, chief secretary at the state secretariat.
Debi Prasad Mishra, School and Mass Education Minister said that two meeting were held in total. One meeting was held earlier and later a joint meeting was held to discuss the issue and come to a conclusion. The meeting later was held in the presence of Chief Secretary; Development Commissioner; Secretary, Small & Medium Industries; Principal Secretary, Higher Education and Higher Education minister Pradip Panigrahi.
The minister also said, “Considering that the students have less time to prepare themselves for the examination, it was unanimously decided that there will be no Board examination for the students of Plus Two first year students in the state this year. The state government, after a wider consultation on various aspects will fix the modality and process to conduct the Board examination next year.”
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) had decided in the year 2015 that the Council would be conducting examination in the first year of plus two students. Recently, the Council also submitted a report to the School and Mass Education department that they still are in favour of the decision that they made last year. They had also prepared a road map as to how the examination would be conducted and accordingly the pattern of question paper was also designed.
Last year, the Council had suggested this because the members wanted students and teachers to take more interest in studies. They believed this to be a significant step in the department of education.