After CBSE and ICSE, the Uttar Pradesh government too has decided to cancel board examinations for the Class 12 for the academic session 2020-21. The UP government has already cancelled high school board examinations due to a pandemic.
A decision in this regard was taken on Thursday by the chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan and many other boards have already taken similar decisions. UP state board is the biggest secondary education body in the world with over 26 lakh students enrolled for class 12 under it.
Earlier on Thursday morning, the UP chief minister held a meeting in Lucknow with the deputy chief minister Dr Dinesh Sharma and officials of the education department. In the meeting, the officials of the education department presented a report on the pandemic situation and problems in conducting exams this year. In the report, various alternatives were suggested for the students who were to appear in the exams this year. These included online test, promotion on the basis of previous records and others. The chief minister asked the officials to cancel examinations first and then prepare an alternate plan for the students.
Giving this information the officials of the UP education board said that at present there are 26.09 lakh students enrolled in class 12th. The examinations for class 10 have already been cancelled and a committee has been formed to suggest ways to promoted students. Now a similar way will be adopted for the class 12th students in the state.
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