At least 10 lakh candidates have dropped out of the UP Board exam in the past four days. This was in wake of the steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh Government against the education mafia which indulges in unfair practise.
As many as 66.37 Lakh students have enrolled for the UP Board exams this year. Of this, 36,55,691 students have registered for Class 10 and 29,81,387 for Class 12. According to UP Board exam time table, the class 10 board exams will continue till 22 February while the class 12 exams will be concluded on March 14.
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," UP CM, Yogi Adityanath said.
CCTVs have been installed in all examination centres and the special task force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police is being used to help conduct free and fair exams.
Elaborate arrangements have been made to prevent cheating and maintain transparency in the Uttar Pradesh board examinations which commenced on Tuesday.
According to officials prohibitory orders under section 144 have been promulgated with ban on outsiders within a periphery of 200 metres of exam centres, and districts like Mathura have been divided into various super zones, zones and sectors to monitor the situation.