Bhubaneswar: In the wake of COVID pandemic situation in the state, the Odisha Chief Minister Naeven Patnaik on Thursday ordered cancellation of 12th board exam conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) this year.
Patnaik announced the decision in view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID-19 pandemic and feedback received from various stakeholders.
“Students life is more important than exam and keeping in view the COVID19 pandemic situation the 12th board examination of CHSE has been cancelled. In case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive,” Patnaik said.
A coupleof days ago, CBSE cancelled the board exams after a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.