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.
"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.
परीक्षा कैसे सरल हो, इस दिशा में भी विचार किए जाने की आवश्यकता है। खुद से ही परीक्षा के प्रति छात्र-छात्राओं का एक भाव जागृत हो, इस दिशा में विचार किए जाने की आवश्यकता है: #UPCM श्री #YogiAdityanath #ExamWarriors pic.twitter.com/G8soFmGYWL— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) February 10, 2018
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?"