The school education department in Nagaland has expressed concern over the poor performance of government school students in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations conducted by the Nagaland Board of School Education.
government higher secondary schools (GHSS) and 253 government
appeared for the examinations this year.
percentage while 12 schools tasted hundred per cent success in
the pass percentage of the HSLC exams 2018.
40.77 per cent, registering a decrease of 1.83 per cent than
that of last year, Principal Director of the department, Smita
Sarangi said at the review meeting yesterday.
"The total enrolment of class 10 students in government
schools was 5,798, of which 4,163 students appeared for the
HSLC examination but only 1,738 qualified," she said.
During the discussions, the participants including
district education officers, head masters, assistant head
masters and teachers in-charge of GHSS and GHS with nil pass
percentage, attributed the poor performance to the lack of
teach mathematics, science and english.
Neglect of rural schools, weak foundation of students
"In rural areas, students and parents are more
interested in farming activities than education," they said.
Transfer of teachers, random upgradation of schools,
cited as the other reasons for the poor performance.
After listening to the views aired at the meeting,
Advisor for School Education, K T Sukhalu said, "time has come
to seriously ponder on the actual problems and improve the
performance of government schools."
He emphasized the need to motivate teachers and
students equally to improve the quality of education in
The advisor said despite appointing 2,700 teachers
under the SSA scheme, the quality of education in the
elementary and primary sections had gone down instead of
disheartening," he said.
Stating that the government has taken so many
initiatives and spent huge amount of money to ensure quality
education, he said "teachers are in a noble profession on whom
the parents have put their entire hopes."
He called upon the teachers to know the problems of
their weak students and pay them personal visits to bring
"All of us need to change our attitude and approach to
ensure an end to the nil pass record," he said while asserting
that the department would serious look into the problems of
shortage of teachers and infrastructure in the government
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