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Review meeting reveals govt schools poor performance

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.


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Updated: 21-06-2018 12:46 IST
Review meeting reveals govt schools poor performance

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. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Of the 294 government schools, comprising 41

government higher secondary schools (GHSS) and 253 government

high schools (GHS) in the state, students from 233 schools

appeared for the examinations this year.

Twenty-seven government schools recorded nil pass

percentage while 12 schools tasted hundred per cent success in

the pass percentage of the HSLC exams 2018.

The pass percentage in the government schools was

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

sufficient teachers, non-availability of subject teachers to

teach mathematics, science and english.

Neglect of rural schools, weak foundation of students

in government schools was also highlighted at the meeting.

"In rural areas, students and parents are more

interested in farming activities than education," they said.

Transfer of teachers, random upgradation of schools,

proxy teachers and teachers resigning in mid session were also

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

government schools.

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

improving.

"The government schools are not only having nil result

but there is also poor enrolment of students, which is

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

about improvement.

"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

schools.

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COUNTRY : India