Yogi Adityanath insists on making exams simpler after 10 lakhs students skip UP Board exams in 4 days
13 February, 2018: Around 10 lakhs students skipped their UP Board exams 2018 in 4 days due to the strict security measures that have been taken in order to check cases of cheating and other illegal practices inside the exam halls. As many as 66.37 lakhs students had registered for the board exams in Uttar Pradesh this year which includes both class 10th and class 12th students. Of the total number of students, 29, 81,387 students are appearing for the class 12 exam while 36, 55,691 are appearing for the class 10 exams.
CCTV cameras have been installed at exam centres and a record is also been taken for absentee students and students caught using unfair practices online. The government has also sought services of local intelligence agencies to ensure that exams are conducted in a fair manner.
However, despite of extreme effort to curb cases of cheating multiple cases of paper leak have come to light. On February 9, 2018, seal of the envelope for English question paper was found to be broken and a case was registered. Also, the exam paper for the UP Board Inter exams scheduled on 12th February was leaked a day before, on 11th February. he paper was leaked from Shri Giriraj Baba Saraswati Vidyalaya in Shahpur Chainpur and an FIR has been registered against the school principal.
The chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, noted that exams should not be looked like as a challenge but as a part of the daily routine. Parents and teachers should not impose any kind of barriers on students and provide them with a conductive climate to cope with exams. He said emphasis should be on the need to make examinations simpler.