Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will give away cash rewards to the 10 high school or Class 10 and intermediate or Class 12 students, who figured in the merit list of the UP Board examinations, the results of which were declaredon Friday.
The CM expressed happiness over the performance of girls who scored better than boys once again. In the high school exam, 86.50% girls passed as against 76.75% boys. Similarly, the pass percentage of girls was 88.80 as compared to 77.16 of boys in the intermediate exam.
“Girls outsmarting boys in this examination indicates Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has brought positive changes in the society,” Adityanath said.
Adityanath congratulated the successful candidates of UP Board high school and intermediate examinations and said directives was issued to the state’s secondary education department to take necessary steps so that he could felicitate the toppers with cash.
However, the amount of the prize has not been finalised yet.
The percentage of students who cleared the UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 exams witnessed a decline as compared to last year and experts attributed it to the strict measures deployed by authorities to check unfair means.
This year, 81.18% students cleared the Class 10 or high school exams and 82.62% examinees were declared successful in Class 12 or intermediate.
In 2016, the overall pass percentage in high school exams was registered at 87.66 which was 3.92 points more than the previous year. In intermediate, 87.99% students passed in 2016 or 0.84% less than in 2015.