LUCKNOW: Setting a dropout record, over 10 lakh examinees skipped the Uttar Pradesh board examinations in the last four days. This comes in the wake of a number of steps taken to pin down the education mafia that abets use of unfair means, and is twice the number of over 5 lakh students who had dropped out of the exams last year.
This year, nearly 66 lakh students registered themselves for UP board examinations for class 10th and 12th, which began on February 6. In just four days, more than 15% of them have dropped out of the exams. With almost a month to go for the exams to end, this percentage is set to rise further. Class X exams will end on February 22 and class XII on March 12.
On Friday, class X students took the English paper while class XII students appeared for mathematics. Education department officials said the dropout rate in these two subjects is usually high.
So far, the highest dropout figure in the board's history was recorded in 2016, when over 6.4 lakh students skipped the exams.
Sameer - 3 days ago
This should be explored in all states...removing the bad apples from good one
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Shashikumar - 3 days ago
Good work Mr Yogi
keep it up
UP is improving...
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Sameer Singh - 3 days ago
This is called giving power to the honest. Now only hard-working people will get the degrees and the jobs but sad that people will be anti Yogi now and may vote Yogi out of power. Indians want everything for free. Sad
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Expat Med - 3 days ago
Imagine the thousands who have graduated illegally ! Un employable engineers teachers, doctors,
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Srinivas Injeti - Hyderabad - 3 days ago
And most of these will blame the government for not allowing them to copy/cheat in the exams.
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Yogesh - Location - 3 days ago
If exams, evaluation and admissions are done honesty, pass percentage can't cross the 10%. There will be no Kanhiyaa Kumars nor Umer Khalids in the campuses.
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With No Malice
With No Malice - India - 3 days ago
They will wait for the earlier regimes to come back to power to take the exams again!!!
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Deep - 3 days ago
If we had system like this, lots of politicians from Congress (including Pappu), SP, BSP would not have had degrees.
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