School & Mass Education Department Seeks Report As Over 43K Students Miss Matric Exam In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Taking serious note of the absence of 43,489 candidates in the Summative Assessment-II Exam, 2022 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, the School and Mass Education Department has asked the District Education Officers to submit a report in 10 days in this regard.

The Department’s Secretary Bishnupada Sethi has written to the DEOs asking them to submit a school-wise analysis report to ascertain the reasons behind the absence of students.

The letter mentioned that as many as 43,489 candidates have not appeared in the SA-II exam which is part of the annual HSC examination. “The absence of such large number of candidates in the annual HSC Examination (SA-II), 2022 is definitely a matter of concern,” it read.

The highest number of students from Mayurbhanj, Ganjam and Balangir districts skipped the exams, the letter mentioned.

“The absence of such huge number of candidates in the Annual HSC Examination (SA-II), 2022 is definitely a matter of concern. The absence in the district like Mayurbhanj, Ganjam and Balangir is highest. It is supposed that these students must have appeared the Summative Assessment-I Examination and must have done the physical form filling work. However, it is not understood how despite making the form fill-up work, they are remaining absent from physically appearing in the Summative Assessment-II Examination. The reason for non-appearing the Examination is to be found out and it can be done only if school wise analysis can be made,” read the letter.

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