Odisha Plus 2 exam – Teachers strike on; Minister Samir Dash urges agitators for cooperation

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Bhubaneswar: With a remaining for the start of the annual Plus II examinations 2023, the ongoing protest of teachers has emerged as a major challenge for the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) to ensure smooth conduct of the test.

This year around 3.5 lakh students are going to sit for the examinations. Of them, around 2 lakh students are reading alone in the 662 category colleges. As their examination is going to start on March 1, they are oscillating between hope and despair as the teachers who will manage the examinations are staging a dharna to press for their demands of ‘equal grade, equal salary’ in Bhubaneswar. It has been 15 days since the teachers under the banner of the 662 Category Teachers ‘Association launched their strike.

While Minister Samir Dash urged agitating teachers to cooperate in the exam beginning from March 1, striking teachers have decided to boycott the exam and continue indefinite strike if their demands are not met.

On the other hand, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash tried to assuage the fear of the students saying there would be no trouble at all.

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