Bihar govt to replicate CM Yogi, asserts free and fair board exams
It seems that the Bihar government has taken a cue from its neighbour Uttar Pradesh, where more than 10 lakh students dropped out of the state board exams held recently due to strict measures put in place by the Yogi Adityanath government to check using malpractices in exams.
First, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) in a bizarre move ordered students appearing for the matric exams beginning February 21 from wearing shoes and socks for the exams and now the govt has also reiterated its plan to do a Yogi.
State Education Minister, Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma has made an appeal through advertisement in newspapers requesting the candidates, their parents, teachers and common people to contribute towards ensuring free and fair examination. Through this advertisement, the Nitish Kumar government said that it was committed towards ensuring the same.
This advertisement is a manifestation of how state machinery has taken this year's Class 10 exams as a challenge to ensure fair boards. All possible efforts like CCTVs are being used to see that cheating does not take place at any of the exam centres across Bihar.
The government clearly wants to avoid a repetition of the 2016 and 2017 disaster when the Toppers scam made international headlines and exposed state's wretched education system.