Odisha: Grades 1 to 8 Students to be promoted without exams this year
As Schools, Colleges and all other Educational Institutions have been shut since March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and in many states schools are still closed due to the second wave of the pandemic. It has replaced the traditional education system with the educational technologies model, where education and evaluations are held in online mode. SR Dash, Odisha School and Mass Education Minister has recently announced that students from grades 1 to 8 may be given a promotion to the next grade without any exam. He said the last judgment in this view will be considered by the government shortly. The physical classes for the students of grades 1 to 8 will not reopen early because of the current wave in COVID-19 cases in many states, and the new academic year may not commence in April this year.