The Odisha School Education Programme Authority has planned a “Learning Recovery Plan” (LRP) to shorten the summer holidays.
As part of its plan to make up for academic losses, the Odisha government has announced that summer break for students will be shortened. According to the state administration, morning courses will resume throughout the state. The times, however, have been revised.
According to a decision made by the school and mass education department, summer vacation will run from June 6 to June 16. As a result, the summer vacation has been reduced to 10 days. This decision is made with the goal of recouping the loss of learning caused by COVID-19 in mind.
Besides that, the state administration has stated that morning classes would be continued throughout the state. The timings, however, have been revised. Starting May 1, morning classes will be conducted from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. The morning session for students will continue until June 5.
According to the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha’s new assessment policy, Class IX students were required to write the second assessment (SA-2) test. The results of this exam, as well as promotion to Class X, will be available by May 10.
It was also decided that the class promotion procedures for children in classes 1 to 8 will be finalised by April 20. Admission and re-admission for Classes 1–9 will be conducted between April 20 and 30.
In addition, the government has taken a few more steps to cover the loss of education during the last two years because of the pandemic. The measurements concern admissions, readmissions, class hours in schools, and class advances.
Meanwhile, Mr. Samir Ranjan Dash, Minister of Schools and Mass Education, has stated that the whole curriculum will be reintroduced in schools. Previously, the curriculum was lowered by 30% because of the COVID-19 problem.
Source: (Odisha TV, India Today)