Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday stressed on the need to make examinations simpler after over 10 lakh students reportedly skipped the state board tests in the last four days.
Reacting to the issue, CM Yogi said that a fear of exams has been created among students.
The sharp decline in the figure comes in the wake of steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government against the education mafia that aid in the use of unfair means.
"When we said let's conduct a cheating-free exam (then) 10 lakhs students dropped out. This is the figure until now. I don't know what will happen in future," Adityanath said.
The saint-politician, however, said that ''we are observing and we will not leave it at this.''
''It is necessary to think on how exams could be further simplified," he said.
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The firebrand BJP leader suggested that exams should not be looked upon as a challenge but as a part of the daily routine.
The Chief Minister said that the parents and teachers should not impose any kind of barriers on students and provide them with a conducive climate to cope with exams.
Yogi Adityanath further claimed that nearly six lakh youths had enrolled for a skill development programme in the last 10 months.
Of these, 2.5 lakh youth cleared the tests and more than 1.4 lakh youths got placement and were earning between Rs 15,000 to 40,000 sitting in villages.
He said the use of technology in 14,000 ration shops in the state was helping to save of Rs 35 crore a month.
(With PTI inputs)