Bhubaneswar: In view of ongoing protest by the teachers, the School & Mass Education department deferred the matric pre-test examination.
As per the decision, the examination will be held on September 24 instead of 17 in high schools across the State.
Around 4,000 high school teachers are on the strike that directly affected the education system and examinations.
Meanwhile, Odisha School College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum decided to take the stir to panchayat level from today.
Notably, the teachers are on agitation since August 16 seeking benefits of 7th pay commission, service condition and job regularisation among others under the new Grant-in-Aid (GIA) system. They have also stopped conducting classes in schools from September 6.