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‘CCTV cams, STF caused dip in pass percentage’

The UP Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh was of the view that the dip in pass percentage in high school and intermediate examination was due to the strict measures introduced by the state government in this year’s examination that was held under CCTV camera and STF supervision.

lucknow Updated: Apr 30, 2018 16:50 IST
Rajeev Mullick
Rajeev Mullick
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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In 2017, the pass percentage was 81.18 for high school and 82.62 for intermediate.(HT File)

The UP Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh was of the view that the dip in pass percentage in high school and intermediate examination was due to the strict measures introduced by the state government in this year’s examination that was held under CCTV camera and STF supervision.

RP Mishra, secretary, UP Madhyamaik Shikshak Sangh said as compared to last year, the pass percentage registered a decline of 6.02% and 10.19% in high school and intermediate examinations respectively. “It was largely due to fear factor as CCTV camera and STF were involved in UP Board exam for the first time,” Mishra said.

In 2017, the pass percentage was 81.18 for high school and 82.62 for intermediate.

Mishra said, “The Board had introduced strict anti-copying measures this year resulting in an all-time high of 11,27,815 (17%) students quitting the examination midway. At least 1,146 students were caught using unfair means and 136 FIRs lodged against examinees, invigilators and centre superintendents for use of unfair means and promoting copying.”

This was the first time that the examination was held under CCTV vigil. Special task force (STF) was also roped in to check the activities of copying mafia in the state, he said.

Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said for the first time the students were taking pride in opting for UP Board where examination was free and fair. The nexus of copying mafia was completely destroyed as only those schools which had CCTV cameras were made centres. He said it was a big achievement on the part of his government to declare the result in April, which was a new record.

Sharma announced that answer sheets of top 10 high school toppers (55) and top 10 intermediate scorers (42) were uploaded on the website for others to see. “This was done to bring about transparency in the merit list,” he said.

First Published: Apr 30, 2018 16:50 IST