According to statistics released by UP Madhamik Siksha Parishad on Friday evening, on first day of the UP examination paper around 20,674 students didn’t turned up for the examination, while on the second day as many as 40,392 students skipped the exam on Friday.
10,44,619 students didn’t appeared for the exam last year, nearly 15% of those who has registered had skipped the UP board exam.
“Around 40,392 candidates did not turn up to write their examinations. This is the number that we have tabulated after compiling students’ attendance on the completion of first two days of the exams. We can’t say exactly if it is due to strict measures put in place to put an end to copying,” said Neena Srivastava, secretary, UP Board.
In a Video conferencing on Saturday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, had asked all district magistrate and district inspectors of schools to lookout against copying mafia. Just like last year, the Special Task Force
(STF) was assigned to look after the copying mafias.
Mukesh Kumar Singh, District Inspection of Schools, Lucknow has visited Gandhi Inter College in Alambagh area and other centres for inspection during exam. For High School students it was agriculture exam and for intermediate students it was music exam, he said.
“Strict measures, including heavy deployment of police, have been put in place. Invigilation staff has been instructed to ensure that unfair means are not used. We are trying for the first time to hold examinations in 16 working days, which should be a record in itself. Sector and zonal magistrates at exam centres have also been deputed to check any untoward incident,” said Srivastava.
A total of 58,06,922 students were registered for high school and intermediate examinations. Of these 31,95,603 were for high school and 26,11,319 for intermediate exams.
A sharp fall of students appearence has been witnessed in UP board examination after strict checking.