Nagar district has failed to make an impression at the Class-12 Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) exams, the results of which were declared on Sunday.
There has been, however, a marginal improvement over last year’s pass percentage of 74.62%.
Punjab education minister Sikander Singh Maluka expressed satisfaction at the overall results, but has asked teachers in SAS Nagar to be made more accountable.
“In spite of the fact that no school in SAS Nagar is short of staff, the prolonged poor show in exams is a matter of concern. A reason could be that most teachers posted in SAS Nagar have ‘VIP’ links and feel that there is no need to perform,” said Maluka.
“Teachers, school authorities and education department officials will have to be made accountable and even teachers, who get posting in SAS Nagar on recommendation, will have to perform.”
“The performance of teachers will be evaluated. Those getting 10% pass percentage will be chargesheeted, while teachers with 20% result will be issued a show-cause notice. Those getting below 50% will be given warnings,” he added.
“The system has improved. Now, there are no complaints of teachers in rural areas reporting drunk to school, as earlier,” he claimed.
As many as 7,317 students appeared in Class 12 exams from the district and and 5,714 students managed to clear the exam.