Maharashtra SSC results 2017: Marathi, Hindi pull down scores
Mumbai city news: Even subjects in which students performed better than last year, the rise was only marginalmumbai Updated: Jun 14, 2017 09:50 IST
Not only did overall pass percentage fall this year, so did the performance of SSC students in subjects such as Marathi and Hindi.
This year, 4-5% fewer students cleared the Marathi and Hindi papers than last year.
Even subjects in which students performed better than last year, the rise was only marginal.
“Most of my students are upset with their Marathi scores as they felt it pulled down their overall score. Languages are anyway difficult to score in. But this year, it looks like even the evaluation was tough,” said Ramakant Pandey, the principal of Bansidhar Aggarwal School in Wadala.
He said mathematics and English helped maintain scores, but Marathi definitely pulled down the overall marks.
The pass percentage in Marathi was 94.95% last year; it fell to 89.19% this year. Similarly, the overall pass percentage of Hindi fell from last year’s 94.32% to 90.42% this year. Fewer students passed science and technology — the pass percentage fell by 2.06%.
Only in English and mathematics did more students clear the exams — but even this increase was less than 1%.
“Our students have done exceptionally well in social sciences and mathematics, which has lifted the scores. But
there were complaints of low Marathi scores, as students expected to score better,” said Farrah Gustaspi, principal of the Alexandra Girls’ English Institution, Fort. The highest score in her school was 96.40%, said Gustaspi, and students were not happy, as they thought they had performed better. At Kandivli’s TP Bhatia School, other than English, languages and mathematics brought down scores.
“Many students failed in Mathematics, which is worrisome,” said Sangeeta Srivastava, principal of the institute.