Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has canceled the 10th class examination in view of the increasing cases of corona infection. Keeping in mind the spike in COVID-19 cases, the state government had earlier postponed the class 10th, 12th and all undergraduate and postgraduate examinations, but according to the latest update, after the students’ protests, the board has now dropped to 10th. The exam is canceled. The Board of Secondary Education Odisha has issued a notice in this regard.
Students protest for cancellation of 10th exam
Yesterday, a large number of students staged a protest in front of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence demanding the cancellation of the annual matriculation (class 10) examination conducted by the Odisha Board. The students argued that no clarity has been given by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) which conducts matriculation or class 10 examination in the state. The BSE had earlier stalled the examination and did not clarify whether the exam would be held or canceled in the coming days, given the current Kovid-19 status.
Angered by this, the students had met the Minister of School and Secondary Education SR Das before marching to the Chief Minister’s residence .. After the situation was not clear from the Education Minister, the students moved to CM Housing to keep their demand Were. However, the protesting students sat on a dharna in the forest park when they did not meet the CM.
Cancellation of 10th class after protests by students
The demand of the students was that in view of increasing cases of corona infection, like CBSE and ICSE, the state board should also cancel the 10th examination. However, accepting the demand of the students, today the state government canceled the 10th board examination.