Gyanodaya Vidyala, a government scheme for residential schools which were specially opened for the students of scheduled castes, have recorded excellent results in MP Board examinations for Classes 10 and 12.
The results were astonishing if compared with other schools in the state, where only 49.7% students managed to pass in class 10 board exams while in class 12, the pass percentage was only 65.9%.
On the other hand, the residential schools in Indore, Ujjain, Sagar, Bhopal and Hoshangabad have recorded 100% results. A total of 156 out of 192 students of 10 schools across the state have passed with first division.
These schools are located in Indore, Gwalior, Ujjain, Sagar, Rewa, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Morena, Shahdol and Hoshangabad. Students from SC community get admission in these schools from class 6 onwards. Each school has an overall capacity of 250 students.
A school in Shahdol recorded poor performance where out of 27 students, only five of them managed to pass. Principal secretary of SC welfare department Ashok Shah said show cause notices had been issued to the principals of those school which yielded poor results.
“Results for Class 12 are also quite encouraging. Schools in Indore and Gwalior have given 100% results,” said Shah. Overall seven students managed to crack prestigious JEE mains exams and six of them also qualified for government’s laptop scheme, Shah added.
From Gyanodaya Schools, a total of 171 students out of 183 have passed in Class 12 exams. While Gwalior and Indore schools gave 100% results, Ujjain and Rewa gave 96%, Sagar 95% and Jabalpur and Bhopal 84%.
According to report, 82% of students from these schools have passed with first division. Among them 21 students scored above 80%, 56 students scored between 70 and 80% and 63 of them scored between 60 to 70%, said principal secretary of the department. Till higher secondary, there are seven schools in Indore, Gwalior, Ujjain, Sagar, Rewa, Jabalpur and Bhopal.
“Considering the results given by the students, government has decided to open three new higher secondary schools (Class 12) and high schools (Class 10) at all district headquarters in Madhya Pradesh,” said Ashok Shah.