After a poor show in the annual results of Board of School Education, Haryana, earlier in the year, Panchkula district is again the worst among 21 districts in Haryana in semester-1 results of Class 10.
A sizeable 61% of students from the district failed the exams, which were taken by 5,407 students in September. In the annual results declared in June this year, 54.49% students flunked the exams, putting the district in the last spot in the state. The situation was similar in 2013 annual results, wherein 64% students failed to move to the next class.
DEO blames students
Talking to HT, Savitri Sihag, district education officer, Panchkula, said, “I am aware that Panchkula is worst in Class 10 semester-1 results. This is because we have a large number of children of migrant labourers and from rural areas. Besides, the absenteeism rate is too high.”
She added, “There is a need to impose board exams for Class 5 and Class 8 so that weak students can be filtered out. Another problem is that we cannot fail any students from Class 1 to 8 under the Right to Education Act.”
She said involvement of teachers in host of activities, apart from academics, also affected the results.
In semester-1 results of Class 10, after Panchkula district, Yamunanagar is the second worst with just 45.10% students qualifying. Karnal district, from where Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar comes, is third with pass percentage of 47.14 %. Sonepat has the best result with pass percentage of 76.5 %.
However, Panchkula district fares better in Class 12 semester-1 results with pass percentage of 61.79% that placed it 11th in the state.
Last in the line
District Pass %age