Over 5 lakh UP Board students give exams a miss after Yogi Adityanath-led govt installs CCTV cameras
The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) also known as Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) started the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2018 on February 6.
As reported, around 1.8 lakh students did not appear for the examinations on day 1 and the number increased to around 5.05 lakh on the second day.
HERE'S WHAT DEPUTY DIRECTOR EDUCATION VIKAS SRIVASTAVA SAID:
"On the first day of examinations yesterday, over 1, 80,826 students did not appear. It included over 53,100 high schools and over 1.27 lakh, intermediate students," said Deputy Director Education Vikas Srivastava.
HERE'S WHY OVER 6 LAKH CANDIDATES MISSED THE EXAM:
Meanwhile, the officials have claimed the number of absentees is high following the strict measures initiated by the Yogi Adityanath-led government to check copying in the exams.
"On the first day of examinations yesterday, over 1, 80,826 students did not appear. It included over 53,100 high schools and over 1.27 lakh, intermediate students," Deputy Director Education Vikas Srivastava told PTI.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS APPEARING FOR THE EXAM:
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.
REGION-WISE NUMBER OF ABSENTEES:
- Hardoi: Out of 11,141 students, 3,065 of high school and 8,076 from intermediate were absent
- Azamgarh: Out of 8,842 students, 6,754 from intermediate
- Jaunpur: Out of 6,330 students, 4,516 from intermediate
- Gonda: Out of 6299 students, 4376 from intermediate
- Firozabad: 5,214 students
- Mainpuri: 4,922 students
- Hathras 5,567 students
- Moradabad 6,034 students
- Gorakhpur: 4,193 students
- Sant Kabir Nagar: 5,160 students
INITIATIVES TAKEN BY UP BOARD TO PREVENT CHEATING:
- The board would conduct examinations under the watch of CCTV cameras, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said
- The board has issued extensive security in the sensitive zones
- This year, the authorities have decreased the number of exam centres from 133 to 128.
- Also, phone numbers of some 10 school owners of the district have been put on surveillance
- In case of any attempt at cheating, strict action will be taken under the Uttar Pradesh Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 1998, as reported by TOI
CHEATING CASES DURING EXAMS:
Every year, various cheating cases come up and defame the board. Last year, 1,862 students were caught cheating.
ABOUT UP BOARD:
The Board was set up in the year 1921 at Allahabad by an act of United Provinces Legislative Council. It conducted its first examination in 1923.
The Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh is the Uttar Pradesh state government administered autonomous examining authority for the class 10 examination (or secondary school level examination) and class 12 examination (or inter-college level examination) of Uttar Pradesh, India.
For more information, candidates are required to visit the official website.
sources : India Today