Coronavirus: Schools in Odisha to remain close till June 17

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |

Published: April 9, 2020 4:19:36 pm

The schools in Odisha will remain closed till June 17. Representational image 

Coronavirus: The schools in Odisha will remain closed till June 17, considering situations related to coronavirus pandemic. The state has become the first to extend lockdown till April 30, 2020.

“The state cabinet, which met today, decided that saving the lives of our people is the top most priority at this juncture,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a statement. “We have decided to extend the lockdown till April 30. We will recommend to the Government of India to extend the national lockdown (up to the same time period).”

The Odisha board will conduct the plus 2 examinations after lockdown. “Notification for conduct of the postponed examinations will be issued after necessary directions received from the government when the situation improves,” the council circular mentioned.

The results of the class 10 examination will be released in May. As per the official, the evaluation process will begin after lockdown, and the results may be declared by May-end.

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