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UP: Need to make tests simpler, says Yogi Adityanath after 10 Lakh students skip Board exams

By Madhuri

After 10 lakh students did not appear in the Uttar Pradesh board exams in the last four days, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday stressed on the need to make examinations simpler so that they do not scare away students.

Need to make tests simpler, says Yogi Adityanath after 10 Lakh students skip Board exams

"When we said let's conduct a cheating-free exam, 10 lakhs students dropped out. This is the figure until now. I don't know what will happen in future," Adityanath said. "We are observing and we will not leave it at this. It is necessary to think on how exams could be further simplified," he further said.

As per the figures released by the UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, state's secondary education board, the official number of students who have skipped the UP Board exams till date is 10,44,619. And the highest number of students leaving the exams are being reported from Azamgarh, Deoria, Ghazipur, Hardoi, etc.

Taking a jibe at Yogi Adityanath government in the state, Samajwadi Party, Spokesperson, Sunil Singh Sajan said, "What will these 10 lakh students do? Will they sell pakodas like our PM suggested for the youth of the country? And if so many pakoda stalls come up in the state then who will eat pakodas?"

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