Odisha Govt directed officials to conduct PTMs on February 13 for Class-X students

Bhubaneswar: The State Government has directed education department officials to conduct State-wide parent-teacher meetings (PTMs) on February 13 for Class-X students only.

In a letter to District Education Officers, District Project Coordinators, Block Education Officers, Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) Director BS Poonia stated that the parents of students would attend the PTMs. “The maximum duration of the meeting shall be two hours only.

The HMs of the high schools are allowed to decide the timing of the meeting in the scheduled date without hampering the instructional hours of the schools,” the letter said. The HMs would intimate the parents about the meetings prior to seven days from the commencement of the PTMs through notice clearly indicating time and agenda of the meetings.

Besides, the officials were directed to visit at least two schools for smooth implementation of the meetings. They would share their observations of the PTMs with the OSEPA.The DEOs were directed to submit block-wise PTM data to the OSEPA by February 17 in a particular format.

Notably, the Government has chalked out a 100-day academic plan for Classes-X and XII students from January 8 after the schools reopened across the State, which had been closed due to Covid-19. The annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination would be held in May.