Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Biswaranjan Mishra, 12/01/2021: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik has ordered waiving of examination fees of children for matriculation examinations by the Board of Secondary Education this year in the larger interest of the student community.
More than 600,000 students will get the benefit of this. The state government will bear the cost of 24 crores rupees. It should be noted that each child will have to pay a registration fee of Rs 420 for the matriculation examination. The 2020–21 academic year has been particularly affected by the Corona epidemic.
After a six-month-long school closure, only 12th grade and 12th grade have been reopened from January 8 following the covid Act. Classes are being conducted to prepare the children for the examination and to clear doubts about various subjects in the syllabus.
The livelihood of many people has also been affected by the corona. As a result of the Chief Minister’s decision, no child will be deprived of the opportunity to take the exam.