Samir Ranjan Das, the minister of Odisha School and Mass Education, declared that the curriculum of State education boards might be decreased in the coming days. This declaration was made following the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) resolution of decrease in the syllabus for Class 9 to 12 by up to 30% for 2020-21 academic session due to the uncertain conditions caused by Coronavirus pandemic. However, there hasn’t been any announcement of a definite decision made by the government of Odisha in this respect, insisted Das.
“Since everything remains hypothetical now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is too early to say anything regarding reduction in the school curriculum. Since schools are closed since long, the state Government obviously consider the CBSE’s decision. The decision on the opening of schools will be taken keeping in mind the Covid-19 situation in Odisha after August 31. Syllabus might be curtailed by more than 30% if the situation demands. However, the volume of reduction will be determined only after the schools reopen,” Das said.