By Dikhya Mohanty
The Coronavirus pandemic had created a havoc situation in everyone’s life. Even though with the hope that soon things will get better, the life of students is getting even worst due to the hamper in their education.
The Odisha government has cancelled the CHSE Odisha Class 12th pending exams in the state. The plus two exams of Odisha are conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, CHSE every year, and were slated to be conducted from March 4th to March 28, 2020, but they were postponed.
The decision has been taken due to the rising number and spread of the COVID-19 virus in the state. With the cancellation of exams, the State Government of Odisha has also announced that an alternative method of evaluation similar to the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) would be adopted to declare the results.
The examinations of the pending papers of all streams- Arts, commerce, science, and vocational education have been cancelled.
The school and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed that it’s unfortunate that the cases of the virus are increasing day by day and they cannot take a risk in this alarming situation by conducting the rest examination which was initially scheduled to be held from 23rd March to 28th March.
As per the proposed assessment method by the state board, those students who have appeared in more than three papers would get the marks based on the three subjects for their pending papers.
For those students who have appeared in only three papers, their highest marks in two subjects would be considered for the remaining exams.
This would be the alternate assessment followed by CHSE. The results will be published by the department by 31st July.
The Minister further stated that any students who are not happy with their assessed marks then they are allowed to appear for improvement in the examination after the COVID-19 crises are all over.