Amidst viral reports that the Class 10 board examinations will be eliminated under the National Education Policy (NEP), the Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Monday termed the viral message as fake.
The message is being circulated among various social media groups.
The Centre has introduced the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which has brought significant changes to the existing education system. However, some individuals are reportedly taking advantage of this situation by spreading false and misleading information.
It, therefore, becomes even more important to verify the information before spreading it to avoid confusion and misinformation.
The government did a fact-check on it. PIB Fact Check took to its official Twitter handle to share a screenshot of the forwarded message, informing the stakeholders that the claim is false.
“This is a fake claim. There is no provision to abolish the Class 10th board exams in the new education policy. Please don’t forward such misleading messages,” PIB wrote.
▶️ यह दावा #फर्जी है।
▶️ नई शिक्षा नीति में 10वीं कक्षा की बोर्ड परीक्षाएँ खत्म करने का कोई प्रावधान नहीं हैं।
▶️ कृपया ऐसे भ्रामक संदेश फॉरवर्ड न करें।
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 1, 2023
The National Education Policy 2020 was announced on July 29, 2020. It proposed various reforms in school education as well as higher education including technical education. A number of action points/activities for implementation in school education as well as higher education are mentioned in the NEP.