He said the situation was “quite challenging” when a campaign to “cleanse the education system of its anomalies” was launched.
“We received full cooperation from principals, teachers, parents, students and educational institutions in successfully making the examinations copying-free. Around five lakh students skipped exams after the government restrictions on the use of unfair means. During probe it was found that the sole aim of these examinees was to get admission through foul means,” Yogi Adityanath said.
He was speaking at a felicitation function of the meritorious students organised at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University here. During the function, the Chief Minister felicitated 1,695 meritorious students of the UP Board, the CBSE and the ICSE/ ISC boards, an official statement said.