Hindustan Times (Lucknow)
State govt to seek report from DMs before final decision
LUCKNOW: The state government will seek detailed report from all district magistrates on the Covid-19 situation in their respective districts before taking a final decision on UP Board class 12 intermediate examinations.
“After assessing the report by DMs, the decision will be taken in a meeting with chief minister Yogi Adityanath,” said deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, a day after CBSE and CISCE boards announced to cancel their class 12 exams.
“Once we get elaborate report from district magistrates, we will be able to assess the situation better and take a call on UP board intermediate class 12 exam,” Sharma said.
“It will take 2 to 3 days to take any final decision,” said Sharma, who is also minister for secondary education.
He said, “The CBSE has a concept of mid-term examination. So, they have an advantage to bank on the marks obtained by students. We don’t have this mid-term exam.”
There are nearly 2.6 million students registered to appear in class 12 UP board exams. The UP board has already cancelled class 10 high school examination on Saturday. Around 3 million students had registered for high school exam.