Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, has urged the prime minister Narendra Modi to issue clear cut Central guideline for 10th and12th Board examinations.

Patnaik, in a letter to Modi, has stated that his government has decided to keep educational institutions closed up to 31 st Dec,2020.

However, Patnaik mentioned,” In absence of clarity on academic session and conduct of both Standard-X and Standard-XII Board examinations, all enrolled students and their parents/teachers are in a state of uncertainty. It is leading to anxiety among all. “

Stating as all competitive entrance examinations and admission in institutions of Higher Education are interlinked, the Odisha chief minister suggested that a national guidelines with tentative timelines will help the States for framing appropriate strategy. It will also help students who are anxious about the examination dates to plan and prepare accordingly, he has said.

“Therefore, I would request the Union Government to bring clarity on time frame for conduct ofthe Board and Higher Secondary Examinations and duration of academic session 2020-21.”