There has been a major fiasco over the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) that was held yesterday, January 23. As per the candidates, due to the ineffective administration at the examination centres, many candidates were unable to take the examination. As a result, they have already started a Twitter movement in which they are calling for justice.
In response to this fiasco, the ex-chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav has taken to Twitter and said that the Samajwadi Party (SP) stands in solidarity with the candidates of UPTET who faced injustice. According to him, this is an utter disrespect of the youth of the state. The situation is likely to end up with severe consequences.
The Major Happenings
From yesterday, students have taken to Twitter and expressed their dissatisfactions over the ways in which they have faced injustice at the UPTET 2021 examination centres. While Paper I of the examination was scheduled from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, examinees were denied entry at the examination centres as the gates were closed at 9:30 AM. The candidates then resorted to taking videos of the fiasco and posting them on Twitter.
Hence, even after having year-long preparations, the examinees were unable to appear for the examination. Another reason why most of the candidates were debarred from entering the centres is that they were not in possession of the documents. The documents were mainly required to be self-attested. As a result, the ones whose documents were not self-attested were not allowed entry.
According to the candidates who have reported this issue, the requisite of carrying the original mark sheet along with its attested photocopy was a last-minute announcement. Most examinees failed to carry the same and were eventually denied entry. The prevailing weather conditions were not in anybody’s favour. This resulted in the late arrival of the candidates at the exam centres. Reportedly, more than 200 aspirants had to suffer due to the closure of gates.
To bring forward these issues, the candidates were left with no choice other than to voice their concerns on Twitter. Some have claimed that they were allotted centres that were quite far from their residences. This, eventually, led to their late arrival. Now, the most surprising observation was that such incidents were not reported from only one exam centre. Candidates from various other exam centres have also raised similar issues. At this point, what steps the government or the conducting authority takes are yet to be seen.