Bhubaneswar: In view of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Odisha Government has declared the students of Classes I to VIII in its schools ‘all pass’.
“All the students except of Class-IX are declared to have passed without annual examinations this academic session,” informed School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.
As the examination of one paper of Class-IX is yet to be held, the decision on this class would be taken by the department after overcoming the present situation, the Minister said.
Expressing concern over the future of students, who have appeared in the matriculation examination-2020 and annual Plus II examination, he said all the answer sheets are safe at evaluation centres amidst tight security.
The Minister also urged the students to stay at home and concentrate on studies during the COVID-19 lockdown period.