According to the decision taken by the School and Mass Education Department, schools will initially reopen for Class 10 and 12 students. Classes will be held for Class X students from January 8 to April 26 and Classes for Class XII students will be held from January 8 to April 28.
Students will be given classroom teaching for 100 days, said an official release.
Practical examinations for Class X and Class XII students will be held from April 27 to May 2 and from April 29 to May 14, respectively.
High School Certificate (HSC) examinations will be from May 3 to 15. Similarly, Plus Two examinations will hold from May 15 to June 11.
“Reopening of schools and scheduling of examinations have been decided in the larger interest of the students of Class X and XI. Students can appear for all-India competitive tests on time after completion of board examinations,” read the official release.
It also stated that the Covid guidelines issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department and the SRC, Odisha will be followed strictly in all schools.
Notably, the schools and colleges have been closed since mid-March 2020 in view of Covid pandemic.