Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

State govt to seek report from DMs before final decision

- HT Correspond­ent letters@htlive.com

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.

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