Observing that the cheating trend in UP during the exam days has become an industry in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday all the stakeholders to improve the quality of education in schools in Uttar Pradesh so that the prevailing cheating industry can be brought down to its fall.
Speaking at an event in UP Javadekar said that it is a myth that government is offering sub-standard education to the children.
"There are many challenges (in education) in UP. Copying in exams here has become an industry. People even climb up multi-storeyed buildings to hand over chits to candidates," Javadekar said while referring to mass cheating during Uttar Pradesh board exams.
Pointing to the children who went to government schools and got admission in premier institutes, the minister said that the government schools are improving across the country.
"It is myth that all private schools are good and all government ones bad. States like Rajasthan, Maharashtra,Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have shown that government schools are also good. Improving the quality of education is the government's mission. That endeavour can be successful with the collective efforts of teachers, parents and the government. We want partnership, collective efforts to improve the quality of education," he said.
"Government schools can do wonders; there is a little need for motivation for teachers, a little need for strict action.We will ensure accountability for all," added Javadekar.