New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: UP Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Dinesh Sharma has said that the evaluation of the answer sheets for the High School and Intermediate Board Examination of Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Council will be started from May 4, according to a report published in The Times of India.

As per media reports, over 3 crore answer sheets are to be checked at around 275 evaluation centers in the state.  The result is expected to be declared in the first or second week of June. 

Sharma, who also holds the Education portfolio, was talking to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank along with other education ministers through video conferencing on Tuesday.

While the Union Minister suggested limiting the syllabus due to the lockdown, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Secondary Education Council has adopted the NCERT curriculum. In such a situation, if NCERT decides to accept 80 percent of the syllabus, they will consider it.

In the present circumstances, it is not appropriate to reduce the syllabus for the upcoming academic session, but it may be considered to limit it if the circumstances are more adverse due to lockdown, he added. 

Sharma informed that nearly 42.5 lakh students have been linked to WhatsApp virtual classes that started on April 20. He added that the government is launching a YouTube channel for academic purposes till school re-opens and things get back to normal.

He also demanded the opening of more Kendriya Vidyalaya in the state as 18 districts of UP do not have KVs.

A couple of days ago, the UP government had barred all schools in the state irrespective of their application not to hike their fees for the academic session 2020-21 in the interest of the parents following the coronavirus outbreak, saying that advanced additional amount will be adjusted in the coming months. 

Posted By: James Kuanal