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Show-cause notice to govt. high schoolsfor poor show

Taking serious note of the poor performance of Dharwad district in the SSLC examinations, Deputy Commissioner M. Deepa has instructed the Department of Public Instruction to issue show-cause notice to government high schools that have recorded poor pass percentage in this year’s SSLC examinations.

Chairing an official meeting here recently, Ms. Deepa said that it is a matter of concern that the total pass percentage in SSLC examinations and the district’s ranking in the State have come down this year.

While 33 government high schools have recorded less than 40 pass percentage, it is zero in three high schools. A total of 6,135 students have failed in the district, she said.

Ms. Deepa has instructed Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) Gajanan Mannikeri to issue show-cause notice to all these schools and also ask head masters of all schools to arrange for special tuition for all failed students to improve their performance in the supplementary examinations.

She has told the Education Department officials to open special tuition classes in all the blocks and depute expert teachers to teach the failed students. Teachers should convince all failed students to enrol online for the supplementary examinations. This apart, sensitisation programmes for parents of the failed students should be conducted, she said.

Ms. Deepa instructed the Education Department officials to hold a meeting of nodal officers every month without fail and hold regular interaction with students and guide them to face examinations successfully. An action plan should be prepared to ensure good results and see that the district is ranked among top the 10 in the SSLC examinations of 2019-20, she added.

Mr. Gajanan Mannikeri said that of the 25,059 regular students who appeared for the examinations, 18,924 have passed. The district has recorded a pass percentage of 75.45 and ranked 28th in the State. The government high schools have recorded pass percentage of 77.43, while the pass percentage in aided and unaided schools is 76.96 and 76.94, respectively, he said.

Source: thehindu.com

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