Due to the outburst of COVID-19, the education system has been widely affected worldwide. Cancellation of examinations and the shutdown of schools and educational institutions have already hampered children’s education.
Due to which the Odisha Government has decided to finalize the reduction of School syllabus by this week. The information was informed by Samir Ranjan Dash, School and Mass Education Minister.
He informed that the expert committee on reducing the syllabus had submitted its report. The principal secretary of the department was examining the report. There has been a lot of confusion among students regarding the reduction of the syllabus by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
So due to which no final decision has been taken on the volume of syllabus reduction for the primary, upper primary, and high schools. The Minister informed the department that the department would determine the syllabus’s capacity based on the date of the reopening of the schools.
The reopening of the schools and colleges is uncertain as the Government has imposed the shutdown till 31st August. Until now, no decision has been made whether the school will be reopening in September or not due to the prevailing of Coronavirus, so there is a delay in finalizing the syllabus.
The COVID cases in Odisha are at zenith, and the upcoming month is believed to be a critical month. By reviewing all the aspects, the State Government will decide on the reopening of schools.
The Odisha Government has already agreed to reduce the school syllabus for this year due to the academic pressure on students. It will be challenging to cover the entire portion of this COVID situation. The CBSE had announced to reduce the syllabus for school students by around 30 per cent due to COVID crises.
By the end of this week, the final decision will be taken, which will clear the students’ doubts regarding their education portions.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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