#UPBoard: No student could pass board examinations in 165 schools
The results for Class X and XII of UP Board were declared by the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad on April 27. Although many UP Board students excelled in high school and intermediate examinations, 165 schools recorded zero results, i.e., none of the students could pass the examinations. Also, 388 schools registered results below 20% (139 in Class X and 249 in Class XII).
While Kaushambi recorded the most number of schools (13) with 0% result in Class X, Aligarh and Mainpuri districts recorded the maximum number of schools (7 each) for Class XII. The schools that obtained 0% results in Class X include 50 government-run schools, 5 government aided and 84 private ones. Similarly, Class XII include 15 government-run, 58 government aided and 176 private schools.
While talking about this drastic outcome of the board examinations, the UP Board Director Vinay Kumar Pandey, said, "While it is no feat to boast of, the results are an indicator of the kind of strict anti-copying measures put in place during the Board exams."
Apart from the above, the districts with maximum number of schools with 0% result in Class X include Prayagraj (7), Mirzapur (6), Etah (6), Ballia (5), Ghazipur (5), Hardoi (4), Azamgarh (3), Aligarh (3), Chitrakoot (3), Pratapgarh (3) and Shrawasti (3). The districts with two such schools each include Bahraich, Mau, Jaunpur, Sonebhadra, Shahjahanpur, Kannauj and Fatehpur.
Moreover, the districts with one such school are Sidharth Nagar, Varanasi, Chandauli, Agra, Firozabad, Kasganj, Moradabad, Bareilly, Badaun, Raebareli, etc. Similarly, for Class XII following districts are among the top in the list: Pratapgarh (5), Ghazipur (5) and Azamgarh (4). Prayagraj, Gonda and Ayodhya recorded three such schools and Etah, Hathras, Kanpur Dehat, Kannauj, Jalaun, Amethi, Bahraich, Ballia and Jaunpur recorded two each.
Meanwhile, the pass percentage also reduced this year. A total of 80.07% students have passed in Class X and 70.06% students have passed in Class XII. The decline in the pass percentage and 0% results in many places probably occurred because of the anti-copying measures taken by the Board. This year the examinations were conducted under tight security to keep a check on cheating.