Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27:
Odisha Government today heaved a sigh of relief as the All Odisha 662 (+2 &+3) Non-Government Lecturers’ and Employees’ Association (AONGLEA) today announced to suspend their agitation and cooperate with the government during the upcoming Plus Two examination.
The decision came after a meeting with the Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy today.
“The Minister today spoke to us and assured that he will try to sort out the issues by March 10. Overall, a final call will be taken on block grant system before the next Assembly session. We have decided to cooperate with the government in conducting the examination following the government’s assurance and keeping the interests of the students in mind. However, the lecturers and staff would wear black badges as a mark of protest,” said AONGLEA President Golakh Nayak.
The teachers, however, warned that they would pull out of answer paper evaluation, should the government back out of its promises.
“The teachers are here because of the students. It would not be right on part of them to stay away from the examination — which is the most important phase of the year. The Plus Two examination is going to start from March 2 and they have assured us to cooperate. So far as their issues are concerned, we would continue to work on them,” said Minister Panigrahy speaking to reporters today.