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UP Board academic session goes haywire

Date : May

Posted By : Vineeta

ALLAHABAD: UP Board has announced the academic calendar of session 2015-16, but it has got disturbed from the beginning. The class 10 and 12 session was slated to start from April 1 started on April 21. Further, the school managements have been asked to forward the scholarship applications of students by June 1, while as per the calendar all the schools will be closed for summer vacation from May 20 itself. 

The calendar was issued on April 15 and was forwarded to the teachers and school managements here at a meeting on April 30 by the officials. Following the delay in the academic session, the schools were given 21 days time to complete the admission procedure. The schools were supposed to end the admissions till April 21 but the process is still going on. 

"The schedule given by the UP Board is not feasible as everything has gone wrong from the start. After a delay in the commencement of academic session, now it is turn of granting of scholarships. As per the Board communique, the schools are supposed to forward the amended application from April 15 to June 7 while till May 1 none of the schools have received the application forms for the students leave alone forwarding it," said Lalmani Dwivedi, general secretary, UP Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh, a teachers' association of the state. 

As per the calendar, class 10 and 12 students are to apply for scholarship from April 15 to May 15 while Class 9 to 11 students would be applying from April 15 to June 15. The application for the amendments are to be submitted at schools by April 16 to May 25. The schools were asked to forward the scholarship applications by June 7. 

"It is not possible to scrutinize and forward each application by June 7 as summer vacations will start from May 20," said Lalmani Dwivedi. 

Secretary, UP Board Amarnath Verma said, "In case of the any complaints the calendar may be reviewed." 

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