Allahabad, May 1: At least 150 Uttar Pradesh schools recorded a zero pass percentage in the UP Board Result 2018, which was declared on April 29. The report came after all the class 10th and 12th students of 150 schools in Uttar Pradesh failed to clear the UP Board Exams 2018.

The Uttar Pradesh government took stringent measures this year to prevent the use of unfair means in board examination 2018 including cases of mass cheating. As per a report by TOI, all the students from these 150 schools flunked the high school and Intermediate examination this year.

The UP Board officials have sought an explanation from the 150 school administrators following the reports of zero pass percentage in these schools. The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Siksha Parishad (UPMSP) released the class 10th and class 12th results last Sunday, that is, on April 29.

As per the report, the Board shared a copy which shows that almost 98 per cent of the schools scored a zero percentile in the Class 10th examination. Among the 150 schools, there were both government and private schools which scored such a kind of result. Speaking on the shocking case, UP Board Secretary Neena Srivastava reiterated the same that strict steps were taken to curb the malpractice of cheating. Srivastava further said that a report on this would be prepared later.

Nearly 75 per cent students did not appear for the exams altogether because of the anti-cheating measures taken by the state government. According to the reports, at least 50 districts of UP were declared sensitive by the UP Board. Out of these districts, schools in Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Bahraich, Mirzapur, Mau and Hardoi scored zero percentile in both the 10th and 12th examination.

Apart from these districts, more or less one school from each of these districts of UP- Auraiya, Kaushambi, Kannauj, Mathura, Lakhimpur Kheri, Mainpuri, Aligarh, Ambedkar Nagar, Hathras, Basti, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Amroha, Deoria, Lucknow and Agra had students who failed the 10th and 12th UP Board examination. Even though Allahabad got us this year’s topper, Anjali Varma, the district is under scrutiny as it has registered a string of unsuccessful candidates for both 10th and 12th examination this year.