Patnaik exempts fees for students appearing in Odisha board exams


Keeping in view the adversarial affect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihood of the individuals throughout Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday introduced that the state authorities is not going to cost any price from students appearing in the Matric examination.

Patnaik determined to waive the fees for the annual examination, performed by the Board of Secondary Education, in the larger curiosity of the students.

The matriculation examination is scheduled to start in the state from May three this 12 months.

“The state government will bear Rs 27 crore on this account and more than 6 lakh students will be benefited”, the chief minister mentioned in a press release.

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Every candidate appearing in the annual highschool certificates examination was speculated to pay Rs 420 for filling up the varieties.

Patnaik mentioned the training sector is one the worst sufferer of the pandemic because the students couldn’t attend courses for 9 lengthy months which has affected their research.

“No student will be denied opportunity to appear in the annual board examination for class 10th due to financial constraints,” Patnaik mentioned.

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The state authorities holding in view the decline in the report of latest COVID-19 instances in Odisha, has reopened colleges for the ultimate 12 months students of Standard X and XII from January 8.

Ruling BJDs students wing state president Debi Ranjan Tripathy, earlier in the day had requested the chief minister to think about waiving the examination price.

Tripathy mentioned many of the class 10th students aren’t in a place to pay the price whereas filling up the shape to seem in the matriculation examination because of the pandemic scenario.

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Earlier, the Odisha authorities had made preparations for free transportation and lodging for the students appearing in NEET, JEE exams in the state late final 12 months in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The authorities had supplied buses to ferry NEET and JEE exams students from their house city to the designated check venues in September final 12 months.

It had additionally requested the East Coast Railway, having its headquarters at Bhubaneswar, to run particular trains for the NEET aspirants to go to completely different components of the state.


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