Bhubaneswar: Class 6 to 8 students will undergo an eligibility test to enter high school in Odisha. The School and Mass Education Department will be responsible to conduct the examination.
The education sector was majorly affected during the pandemic. Students were unable to get adequate education due to a lack of infrastructure. After the reopening of the schools, the Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) launched the Learning Recovery Programme (LRP) to compensate for the loss during the pandemic.
Students will appear for the exams at their schools. Teachers from nearby schools will carry out the paper-checking process and evaluate the answer sheets for mark assessment.
“We are planning to conduct the eligibility exam. As per the plan, the papers will be checked by teachers from other schools. This exam will be conducted to assess the ability of the students and identify the problems,” said School and Mass Education Minister Samir Das.
“If any student fails the exam, it will not be considered a fail. Rather, more efforts will be given to improve their ability,” he added.