Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27:
The Odisha government will introduce online registration for enrolment of Class-IX students, who will be appearing in the High School Certificate (HSC) examination in 2016.
It was decided at a meeting held under the chairmanship of School and Mass Education secretary Usha Padhee on October 25. The BSE has urged the department to extend field support to help Class IX students register online.
The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will now go for online registration for enrolment of Class-IX students, who will be appearing the High School Certificate (HSC) examination -2016, in place of the traditional process of filling up ICR forms for the purpose.
Around 6,50,000 students studying in 9000 schools across the state will be going for online registration, sources said.
During the meeting, Ms Padhee asked the officials to identify the e-vidyalayas having internet facilities, utilisation of internet facilities available at block resource centres, offices of block education officers, district project co-ordinators and district education officers (DEO) and also the kiosks operated by the IT department.
The DEO has been asked to chalk out a programme by tagging number of schools to a nearest internet facility in their respective districts so that the registration can be completed in time without causing confusion at the centre.
The MD of Orissa Knowledge Corporation Limited (OKCL) was directed to extend human resource support at e-vidyalayas at district level where fast internet connection is available. The BSE will open three helplines to provide online support, if required by the schools, said an official of the department.