On Wednesday, Odisha State Education Minister has announced that there will not be any Sunday classes for 10th and 12th students from April. The government has taken this decision to allow self-study.
As per the Odisha Government’s current decision, there won’t be any Sunday classes for 10th and 12th students from April onward. The Odisha state education department has taken this decision on March 10, 2021, to stop classroom teachings on Sundays.
The Odisha state education department had instructed the schools to hold classes for 10th and 12th students to complete the syllabus. The Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash further added that the syllabus would be covered soon, and students are focusing on self-study for the upcoming board examinations.
The state education minister had visited few schools and found low attendance in these two classes as students are focusing on self-revision. Considering these points, the state government has taken the decision to discontinue Sunday classes for 10th and 12th students from April.
The education department started holding classes on Sundays from January 8. It had created a 100-day plan to complete the syllabus for class 10 and 12 ahead of board examinations. Since then, the classes were operational without a single break. This plan was prepared, keeping in mind the students’ academic loss due to COVID 19 pandemic.
The Odisha state board examinations for class 10 and 12 are scheduled to be held on May 3 and May 8, 2021, respectively. The Odisha government had also reduced the syllabus by 30 per cent for the current academic year.
Among many other initiatives taken by the Odisha government, one is the introduction of the examination guide “Pariksha Darpan” for class 10 and 12 students. Considering students require time to do self-study, the government has decided not to hold Sunday classes from April onward.