Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced the cancellation of Plus Two examinations in the State. The decision was taken in the aftermath of the Union Government’s decision to cancel Class XII board exams in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Patnaik announced that the annual Class XII examinations conducted by the Council for Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) have been cancelled this year in view of the safety of students, teachers, and parents.
“Life first, everything else is secondary. As long as life is safe, there will be eternal possibilities and society and civilization will move forward,” he added.
“The future of our country and nation, the health safety of our children is much more important than the examinations. Students, teachers, and parents would have been in a lot of trouble if the examinations were conducted. The state government has therefore taken this important decision regarding the cancellation of exams in the greater interest of the student community,” said Patnaik.
The Chief Minister has directed the CHSE to assess the competence of the Class XII students as per the Well Defined Objective Criteria within the stipulated time. If any student is not satisfied with the assessment, they can appear for the examination which will be conducted by the CHSE after reviewing the situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on June 1 announced the decision of the Union Government to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. Following it, the Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) too scrapped its ISC examination for this year.