Lucknow, October 16: Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma announced that the Uttar Pradesh Board Examination 2018 will be held under CCTV camera surveillance to check mass cheating. In this regard, the Government directed all board examination centres to install CCTV cameras by December 2017.Also Read - UPPSC PCS Prelims Result 2021 Announced: Over 7688 Candidates Declared Pass. Here’s How to Check Score on

According to Sharma, strict measures will be taken to curb cheating and will make efforts to wrap up the examination within a month. Also Read - 33 Per Cent Students Below High School Level Consume Tobacco In UP: Report

Following the announcement on Tuesday, Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar said this move seeks to ensure copying-free board exams across the state. He added that to bring improvement in the quality of education in the schools, a better work plan should be made in the span of 10 days. Also Read - Lucknow DM Issues Protocols For Passengers Arriving at Lucknow Airport. Check Details Here

Apart from surveillance, parents-teachers meets have been proposed. Kumar said these meetings should be held regularly to keep the parents informed about the education-related progress of their children.

As per a report, the state government is also planning to introduce the NCERT pattern in the state board examinations to bring government school students at par with the CBSE affiliated school students.

Deputy CM Sharma while speaking to The Times of India said the new study pattern will be introduced from the next academic session which  will raise the marks secured by the students in schools under the UP board.

It was also reported that the state government will strive to provide a stress-free environment to the students. It was also stated that a selection board will be constituted to hire teachers as required.