Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik talking about on Thursday that the state government will take appropriate choice on re-opening of colleges and schools after thinking of different factors in regard to the COVID-19 situation.
Odisha CM, Mr Naveen Patnaik’s announcement came hours of the School and Mass Education Department and the Higher Education Department indicated that the colleges and schools are some possible to reopen in January 2021.
The Chief Minister has denounced the statements made on reopening of colleges and schools with in the state. The state govt will take appropriate decisions on this regard after thinking of various factors, a statement issued by the Odisha Chief Minister’s Office said.
The CMO issued the statement after Mr Naveen Patnaik undertook the weekly overview of the COVID-19 pandemic situation with in the state. School and Mass Education Minister SR Dash in advance told journalists that schools across the state are possibly to reopen in January 2021.
Schools may also reopen in January. However, priority may be given to reopen classes for standards 10 and 12 with in the first phase, the minister said. Higher Education secretary Saswat Mishra said colleges and universities across the state may be reopen in January.
We are hopeful that university college students may be capable of attend classes from the new year 2021. However, semester exams of UG and PG college students are possibly to be postponed as study room teachings have not started yet. The exams may be held after behavior of physical classes for as a minimum 70-80 days, Mr Mishra said.
Meanwhile, the state government on Thursday announced a tentative time table for the conduct of MBBS examinations in seven universities for the educational 12 months 2021-22.
In a letter to the controllers of exam of various varsities, the Higher Education Department said that the state government has authorised the guidelines of the National Medical Commission (NMC), which will be accompanied to make certain well timed examinations for MBBS college students admitted to distinctive institutions.