The Odisha authorities has ordered a probe into the absence of 43,489 Class X college students on this 12 months’s Excessive College Certificates (HSC) exams that ended on Might 7. The transfer comes after the college and mass training division discovered that of the 5.71 lakh college students who had crammed up types for the examination, solely 5.3 lakh really appeared. College and Mass Training Secretary Bishnupada Sethi has written to all district training officers (DEOs), asking them to probe the large-scale absenteeism of scholars of their respective districts. The DEOs have additionally been directed to conduct a school-wise evaluation for his or her districts and submit a report inside 10 days.
The utmost absentees had been recorded from Mayurbhanj, Ganjam and Bolangir districts.
The HSC exams, performed by the Board of Secondary Training (BSE), started on April 30 and had been performed throughout 3,540 centres within the state. In 2021, solely 4,412 college students had missed the examination.