In order to recover the learning loss due to COVID-19, the Odisha government has taken the decision to shorten the summer holidays in schools to just eleven days. This year’s vacation will start from June 6 and continue until June 11. Previously, summer holidays lasted a month and a half in the state.
The government has also taken a few other measures to compensate for the loss of education over the past two years due to the pandemic. The measures relate to issues of admission, re-admission, class hours in schools and class promotions.
A Learning Recovery Plan (LRP) has been considered by the Odisha School Education Program Authority (OSEPA), which will be implemented during morning school hours and with existing teachers. The shortening of summer holidays is part of the LRP.
Teaching hours in schools will be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. from May 1 to June 5. Students in Class IX will be required to take the Second Assessment Examination (SA-2), in accordance with the new assessment policy of the Board of Secondary Education. (BSE), Odisha. And the results of this exam, as well as the promotion to Class X, will be completed by May 10.