In the annual examinations going on in the government schools of Uttar Pradesh, students are facing strange questions. In a school in Prayagraj, in the question paper Hindi, the students of class V were asked a question about the tree. In this, the antonym of the tree was asked. At the same time, in the Bhadohi district, in the seventh English paper, the opposite of 60 was asked to be written.
Inquiry Orders Given:
In Prayagraj, Class V students were asked to identify them among the figures in an English paper, while the English paper should not contain maths. It is a fact that there were no marks in the alternatives of this question. After catching the matter, orders have been given for inquiry.
Director-General of School Education, Anamika Singh said, “Despite Covid and elections, we have managed to conduct the annual examination after two years. I have directed the UPBEC secretary to examine the issues related to the questions and take appropriate action on the same.”
Meanwhile, Sanjay Kanojia, office-bearer of the UP Junior High School Teachers’ Association, said, “Exams are being conducted to assess the level of comprehension of lessons on the part of the students, but the purpose behind this exercise has been lost.”
It is the responsibility of BSA to prepare the paper:
The responsibility of preparing the question paper for the exam is given to the Basic Education Officer (BSA), who recruits teachers for the paper setting in the District Institute of Education and Technology (DIET). Papers should be prepared on the models prepared by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
Over 1.6 crore students enrolled in 1.3 lakh schools affiliated by UPBEC are appearing in these exams.
A senior education officer said, “One mistake can ensure proper evaluation in the question paper. Even though no student can fail till class eight, these mistakes are pointing fingers at teachers.” He said the question papers should be moderated to ensure the accuracy of the questions.
For 50 students only 3 papers were found:
Schools in many districts have reported errors in question papers. A teacher from Gorakhpur said, “We got only three papers for a class of 50 students. Therefore, we were forced to write questions on the blackboard.”
Teachers said they have no clarity on how a wrong question should be corrected. A teacher said, “We have no idea whether we should give full marks to the wrong question or it should be canceled. Examinations in government schools are just a formality as all students are instructed to be promoted to the next class.