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Odisha government announced promoted all students from Classes I to VIII in the academic year 2019-20

Bhubaneswar:15/5/20: In order to mitigate the anxiety of students, parents, and schools due to the situation arising out of the pandemic COVID-19, the Odisha government today promoted all students from Classes I to VIII in the academic year 2019-20 to the next academic class.

A notification has been issued by the Odisha School & Mass Education Department in the regard.

“Keeping in view the interest and academic welfare of the students, against the background of the prevailing extraordinary circumstances and the lockdown, Government have been pleased to order that all students studying in Odisha State Government schools under School & Mass Education Department, in Classes-I to VIII in the academic year 2019-20 stand promoted to the next class,” the S&ME Dept said.

The S&ME Dept also asked the school authorities to ensure that the information on the promotion of the mentioned classes is disseminated to all concerned students and parents/ guardians.

In another notification, the School & Mass Education Department said, “In view of the pandemic situation arising out of COVID 19 and subsequent closure of Schools resulting in the postponement of Examination of few subjects of Class IX, now Government after careful consideration have been pleased to order that promotion of Class-IX students to Class-X in all Odia Medium Schools affiliated to Board of Secondary Education, Madrasah and Sanskrit-tols under School and Mass Education Department for the session 2019-20 may be taken at school level in the following manner.

  1. Marks secured by students in Annual Examination shall be taken into consideration for the papers for which such Examination has already been conducted.
  2. For papers for which Examination has not been conducted, marks secured in Half-Yearly Examinations shall be taken into consideration/calculation.
  3. Aggregate marks secured thus arrived at shall be considered for promotion.
  4. In case a student has not appeared in Half-Yearly Examination on Medical Ground/Any other genuine Ground, the average percentage of marks secured in all Unit-test shall be taken, and accordingly, the marks for Annual Examination shall be calculated for total 100 marks.
  5. Other criteria including a minimum percentage of attendance in class shall remain the same.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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