UP Board Teachers Leave Students In A Fix With Incomplete Syllabus

LUCKNOW || The students of the UP board are caught in a piquant situation where they are to appear in the Board examination by February, but the syllabus in school is yet to be fully covered by the teachers.

Sensing a serious lapse, a decision has been taken by the board to set up a panel that will be testing teachers on whether they are competent enough. Course completion will be checked across the state.

A team of teachers of state schools will represent the panel to look over the process. Action will be taken against teachers in schools where the syllabus is not completed. The board had instructed all the principals to complete the syllabus on time.

An academic calendar had been released in this regard. Many schools have not yet completed high school and intermediate courses. While the future of students is at stake, the investigation team will examine the schools and report the completion of the course to the DIOS office in a fortnight.

The syllabus for the annual examination was to be completed by the end of December. The pre – boards were to be conducted from December 15.

In strict instructions, the government teachers have also been asked to furnish a sickness certificate issued by the district’s chief medical officer (CMO) to take leave on grounds of poor health in months coinciding with UP Board examinations.

In a letter sent to all CMOs, it has been clarified that cross-checking will be crucial to confirm whether the leave is being requested on legitimate grounds.

Meanwhile, the UP Board has also decided to introduce a compartment system for Class 12 (intermediate) examinees also, from February 2020 as per media reports that quote deputy chief minister and secondary education minister Dinesh Sharma.

In the 2019 examination, the pass percentage of UP Board high school examinees increased while that of intermediate students declined.

25.86 lakh students will appear in the intermediate examination and 30.25 lakh in the high school examination at 7,786 exam centres across the state. The Board examination will begin from February 18 and end on March 6.

–Arijit Bose/Lucknow

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