10 lakh students skip UP board exam: Yogi Adityanath insists on making exams simpler.

After a record-breaking number of students missed the UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 exam 2018 in just four days, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that emphasis should be on the need to make examinations simpler.

As per reports, the sharp dip in the figure comes in the wake of steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government against the education mafia that aid in the use of unfair means.

Here’s what Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said:

“When we said let’s conduct a cheating-free exam (then) 10 lakhs students dropped out. This is the figure until now. I don’t know what will happen in future,” said Adityanath.

The chief minister made the announcement at the book launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Exam Warrior’ in its Hindi version.

Fear of exams:

“A fear of exams is being created among students.”

“We are observing and we will not leave it at this. It is necessary to think on how exams could be further simplified,” Adityanath added.

The chief minister noted that exams should not be looked like as a challenge but as a part of the daily routine.

No barriers on students:

While citing an incident, Yogi Adityanath said, “So, parents and teachers should not impose any kind of barriers on students and provide them with a conducive climate to cope with exams.”

More on the report:

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 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.

Total number of students appearing for UP board 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.

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.

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