COVID-19: UP Board evaluation to begin only in green zones

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Team Careers360 | May 4, 2020 | 07:53 PM IST

NEW DELHI:The Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday announced it was postponing evaluation for the UP board exams scheduled to begin from May 5 in the orange and red zone districts of the state.

However, the evaluation will proceed as planned for the 20 districts which are in the green zone.

Government teachers belonging to the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh, a teachers’ association, had called for a boycott of exam evaluations citing safety concerns due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

They had alleged that the government ignored their concerns when it announced that evaluation for Class 10 and Class 12 board exam will commence on May 5.

In a letter addressed to the district authorities and the UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, Aradhna Shukla, principal secretary of department of secondary education said that “the districts which are in the green zones as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s list on April 30 will continue with evaluation as per schedule”.

"For now, evaluation will be on hold for orange and red zones," says Shukla's letter. The secretary said that the decision on the evaluation in these zones will be taken on a later date.

The districts that come under the green zone are Barabanki, Kheri, Hathras, Maharajganj, Shahjahanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Baliyan, Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Devariya, Firozabad, Fatehpur, Hamirpur, Kanpur (rural), Kushinagar, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Siddharthnagar, Sonbhadra and Amethi.


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