For the first time, the state government has made the decision to convert government-run girls’ schools, with and without government assistance, as priority examination centers, if they meet the criteria established in 2021, the year 100. the founding of the UP Board.
This will allow more girls to appear on the exam in their own schools, getting the benefit of the self-centering policy, board officials said.
UP Board Secretary Divyakant Shukla said the board will assign centers to girls strictly in accordance with the center assignment policy decided by the state government.
Citing the board’s test center allocation policy for 2021, officials explained that the decision means that in this pandemic-stricken year, when the board is expected to significantly increase the count of test centers across the state to ensure adequate social distancing between test takers, plus schools will become test centers.
“In such a scenario, the chances of a girls’ school becoming an exam center increase and all students from those schools will appear for the exam in their own schools, without having to travel to other institutions to simply take the exams.” , said. a senior official of the UP Board.
On the other hand, even if a coeducational school becomes an examination center by the UP Board, then also at least female students from said institution would be assigned their own school to appear in the board exams according to the self-center. policy that was in force even in previous years. This virtually means a double benefit that would see more girls appear on the test this year in their own schools than ever before, he added.
These old and new provisions would end up benefiting thousands of students in classes 10 and 12 in the 2021 exam, he further argued.
It is estimated that this time the number of examination centers will exceed 12,000. In such a situation, students will not have to travel long distances to take exams. In recent years, of the total number of students enrolled in classes 10 and 12, the number of female students has been between 44% and 45%.
The UP Board conducted its first exam in 1923 in which only 5,655 students appeared on its high school exam and another 89 on its intermediate exam. In 2020, the board witnessed the appearance of more than 5.43 million (54.3 lakh) students on its exams, including 2.95 million in high school and 2.48 million in intermediate exams in 7,783 test centers spread over in all 75 districts of the state.