Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha is expected to release the Odisha CHSE 2022 exam date soon. It is expected that the exam will begin in the month of March. Students are recommended to refer to the CHSE Odisha 2022 exam date once the date sheet is announced. However, the massive protests conducted by students across the state have raised doubts about the exam’s conduct.
On January 24, 2022, Samir Ranjan Dash, the state’s minister of school and mass education, advised students to study for the upcoming board exams. The minister stated that students taking Class 10 and 12 Board examinations should be prepared because a timetable is anticipated to be released soon now that the state’s COVID situation is improving.
Odisha Board Exams – Students Protest
On the contrary, on January 27, 2022, around a thousand higher-secondary students protested in Bhubaneswar’s Master Canteen Square demanding that the Class 12 Board examinations be canceled because of the Covid-19 issue. Protesting students battled with police, shouting anti-government slogans and demanding the exams be canceled.
Students claim that the government is messing with their futures by holding the exam despite the fact that the courses have not been completed. According to the students, a 30% reduction in the syllabus will not benefit them. They include that 70% of the syllabus needed to be completed before the exams.
The students have also demanded that the CHSE and the State government disclose their 12th board exam results based on their performance in the quarterly exams. Moreover, the demand that while the classes are held online, why does the board exam have to be held offline, were also made. The decision on whether the board will take place or not is still up
Recently, schools were closed in the state owing to an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases. There has been an ongoing demand for the cancellation of several exams including the Odisha civil services Main exam. However, the state’s education ministry seems determined to conduct the exams and have turned towards mass vaccination.