Even as Class-9 students face the risk of failing, hundreds of Class-10 students in government schools also performed poorly in their mid-term tests held in September last year, raising questions about the standard of education in such schools.
An enquiry under the Right to Information Act revealed that, of the 139 Class-10 students at Government High School, Hallomajra, 105 scored less than 25% in the Summative Assessment (SA) 1. Likewise, 182 out of 350 Class-10 students in Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, had less than 25% marks in the September examination. Government High School-Mauli Colony had 125 out of 234 Class 10 students with less than 25% marks in the test. The situation is no better in other schools .
Further, there were very few students in the 60-80% bracket in most government schools. A school principal, seeking anonymity, said that with such poor results in mid-term examination, there seems no major hope for UT education department to improve its Class 10 performances from the 2012-13 Sessions. "Only 30 of the total 10,553 students scored a perfect 10 CGPA in the (2012-13) session. Most government schools had their students between 4 CGPA to 7 CGPA," he said.
CBSE counselor Rakesh Sachdeva said that while each Summative Assessment carry 30% marks in the total assessment, such a dismal performance in SA-1 will make it difficult to get an overall perfect assessment.