CM orders waiver of HSC exam fees


Bhubaneswar, Jan 12: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday directed the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) to waive the examination fees of ma-triculation students of this year. The decision will ben-efit more than 6 latch stu-dents in the state. The deci-sion will cost the state government ?27 crore.

 Due to pandemic, schools were shut for more than nine months in the state Schools that opened January 8 for Class X and XII stu-dents and have been given 100 days to complete the syl-labus. Earlier, January 5 the dates for filling up of forms for the annual HSC exami-nations-2021 were announced by the BSE. Every student had to pay ?420 for the ma-tric exam form fill up by January 27.

 The filling up of forms will be conducted via on-line mode for students of regular, ex-regular and cor-respondence courses. The drive that began from January 10 will continue till January 28 midnight, a BSE notification stated. Those students who fail to fill up forms within the stipulated date and time can do the same again between January 29 and February 2, the no-tification elaborated. 

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