Only the ‘present sir’ will get their way in the examination halls.
Odisha Higher Education Departments has decided it will allow college students with a minimum 75% of attendance to appear for the end-terms examinations said a Government official on Saturday.
Higher Education Department has asked all principles of main government-aided and non-government-aided colleges of Odisha State to follow this rule and deny entry to the students with less than 75% attendance.
In a letter issued by the Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra, it is mentioned, the students having less than 75% attendance shall not be allowed to appear for term-end examinations.
In the letter, it is written all principals should conduct extra classes to help students to reach 75% attendance. He also said remedial classes will be held for students with attendance shortfalls to assist them to reach the 75% attendance level.
The decision has been taken recently keeping in mind, the absenteeism in the colleges by the students. Although, college principles were directed to create awareness among students about the 75% attendance measure much ahead of term-end examinations.
Protests were seen in few colleges across Odisha after students were stopped from sitting in the term-end examinations.