Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.(twitter/@samirdash01)

The government of Odisha is expected to announce a reduction in the curriculum for students for the 2020-21 school year in the coming days, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of State Schools and Mass Education, Sameer Ramjan Das said on Monday.

Speaking to ANI, Das said: “We are working on the issue of curriculum reduction for students. While a decision has not yet been made on how much to reduce it, a clear picture will likely come in a few days. “

“All schools in Odisha are now closed until August 31, according to the previous decision. Odisha is currently experiencing a peak in COVID-19 cases and the month of September will also be crucial in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus, “added Das.

The minister said that the percentage of curriculum reduction can only be determined after the dates for the schools reopening.

“It is time to wait to see what guidelines will be issued by the center and then the state government will make a decision after reviewing the COVID situation. The percentage of the discount can only be determined after the dates for the schools reopening are set,” he said.

Recently, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) revised the curriculum for grades IX through XII during the 2020-21 academic session in the wake of the situation created by COVID-19.

In a circular to all heads of its affiliated institutions, the CBSE stated that the revision of the curricula had taken place due to the exceptional situation in the country and in different parts of the world.


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