PSEB results: Maths, Eng, Biology a tough nut to crack for govt school studentscities Updated: May 26, 2017 18:40 IST
Aftermath Education officer (secondary) blames it on ‘non-serious’ attitude of teachers, says will write to higher authorities for strict action
In an embarrassment to the education department, as many as five government schools in the district have exhibited less than 20% results for Class 12 in English, mathematics and biology.
District education officer (secondary) Sarabjit Singh has attributed the poor performance to “non serious” attitude of teachers.
Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) results for Class 12 were declared last week. Out of 36,278 students who took the examination, as many as 13,071 failed. The overall pass percentage in the district also declined from 74.6% last year to 64% this year.
At Government Senior Secondary School, Jarkhar, three students flunked out of the total 19 who appeared in the English exam, while 13 got compartment.
Confirming the statistics, school principal Hardev Singh said, “The result is not up to the mark and I have directed the English lecturer to take extra classes, in which students will be taught only the grammar portion.”
At Shaheed Rajinder Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Jassowal Kular, a total of 82 students took the English exam, of which 75 could not clear it.
The situation is no different in other subjects as in mathematics, Government Senior Secondary School, Gobind Nagar, has performed the worst in the district. Out of 15 students who appeared in the exam, only one student cleared it.
When contacted, school principal Harjit Ram said, “In the midst of the session, our mathematics teacher retired. We got a new teacher only three months before the exam. Due to this, our school result has declined this year.”
At BM Government Senior Secondary School, Raikot, the passing percentage in biology is 15.4%. A total of 13 students took the exam, out of which 11 students failed.
Another school which has performed less than 20% in biology is Government Senior Secondary School, Nasrali, where out of 10 students who appeared in the exam, only two cleared it.
Sarabjit said, “Poor results show the casual attitude of teachers in the government schools. There is a need to send a message to teachers that they need to perform well. I will write to the higher authorities to seek strict action against teachers of schools who have got less than 20% results.”