Private schools are conducting offline examinations for class IX and XI even without having any physical classes due to the violation of the COVID-19 State government’s directives. Even the parents and students vigorously opposed the private schools for conducting such online examinations, as result, there was no change in the decision of private schools.
The parent’s association has demanded some days extra of classroom teaching before the examination. But a student of a Bhubaneswar-based private school has written a letter to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to interfere in this matter for the betterment.
As per the news report, Aarin Moharana of Bhubaneswar wrote – “We the students of Class IX and XI are not prepared to give offline exams as we have not received classroom teaching for the past year. We have not been taught properly in the online classes and some teachers have just been forwarding PDF and PPT documents in the name of teaching.”
Aarin also alleges that they are been forced to give the test and the schools have not bothered to take the consent of the parents for the examination matter. The offline examination also raises the concern of the Coronavirus situation and the risk it can occur to the students.
The State Government allowed to conduct physical classes for the students from 8th February and also directed all the school authorities to conduct regular classroom teachings for 100 days before the annual examinations in the last week of April.
But some schools commenced offline exams on February 15, while others are administering the tests from February 22 and 26.
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