The Odisha state government has planned to extend closure of all schools till the third week of June amid the lockdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, the government declared closure of all schools till March 31. However, after subsequent nationwide lockdown for 21 days, the schools have been further shut till April 14.
Beside, since all schools remain closed for summer vacation in May, the government has planned to reopen the schools after June 17.
Further, the School and Mass Education Department is planning to lift the pass/fail system for Classes 1 to 9. Students of these classes would be promoted irrespective of their performances, said an official. Once the situation returns to normal, priority would be given to evaluation of matriculation examination answer sheets and declaration of results, he added.
Source: The PioneerPosted in News, States