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Students of Classes 1 to 8 May Be Promoted to Next Class Sans Exams: Odisha Minister

Schools remain shut most part of current academic year because of the pandemic. (File Photo/Representational)

Schools remain shut most part of current academic year because of the pandemic. (File Photo/Representational)

Odisha School and Mass Education Minister SR Dash also said that the new academic session may not start in April this year.

Odisha School and Mass Education Minister SR Dash Saturday said students from classes 1 to 8 may be given a promotion to the next class without any examinations as schools have remained closed for them since March 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The minister said a final decision in this regard will be taken by the government soon.

The classes for the students of classes 1 to 8 will not reopen soon in view of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in some states. He also said that the new academic session may not start in April this year.

first published:March 14, 2021, 15:42 IST