433 schools are prohibited from taking UP Board exams

AGRA: Prior to the intermediate and high school exams of the UP Board for 2019-20, the state has blacklisted 433 schools across the state. In the Agra division, 53 schools will not become test centers. Of these, 22 are in the Agra district, 20 in Mathura, nine in Mainpuri and two in. The Aligarh district represents the maximum number of blacklisted schools in the state at 70.

According to officials in the secondary education department, schools were blacklisted after complaints and other bad practices during board exams held for 2019.

A list of eligible exam centers has been announced for 2020.

Based on a list compiled by the (GOD) office, board exams will be conducted at 154 centers in the Agra district. The number of exam centers for 2020 has been reduced by 30 compared to 2019.

Meanwhile, the number of students who have requested the UP 2020 Boards for the Class X and XII exams in the Agra district has decreased by 4,700 compared to 2019. A total of 1.25,977 students had requested the high school exams and Intermediates in 2019. This session, 1.21,222 students have signed up for board exams.

Ravindra Singh, GOD of Agra, said: “Based on complaints, the board has prevented 22 schools from becoming test centers in the Agra district. The tentative list of test centers was published on Sunday. Next week, all objections will be recorded on the tentative list. They will be addressed at the end of November, after which a final list of test centers will be published.

Earlier on Friday, the deputy chief minister presided over a meeting and ordered the officials of the secondary education department to select the test centers strictly following standard standards. The CM deputy has directed all the district inspectors of the schools to ensure the installation of CCTV cameras and voice recorders in the examination centers. This time, student answer sheets and question documents will be stored under the surveillance of CCTV cameras.