Poor pass percentage in class 10 and 12 in government schools across the state has left the education department a worried lot.
The department has decided to summon teachers/lecturers of schools where the students of senior classes have not performed well.
The department has compiled a five-year data of results of class 10th and 12th. According to the data, there are 3,017 teachers whose success rate is below 50%.
Of these teachers, 186 have delivered an “abysmally poor performance” with 80 to 100% of their students flunking the board examinations.
These teachers have been summoned to department’s head office in Mohali on January 6.
Of these 186 teachers, 32 have shown worst results with 100% failure rate. Similarly, the failure rate of four teachers is between 95% and 99%. While 15 teachers have a failure rate between 90% and 94%, 80% to 89% students taught by 135 teachers have failed to clear the board examinations.
Education minister Daljit Singh Cheema said the teachers with worst results would be summoned by the department in a phased manner. Officials will have a personal meeting with each teacher/lecturer who will be given tips to improve their performance.
“The purpose of this database is to ensure accountability. The idea is to ascertain the reason behind the problem and find appropriate solution. If we are successful in finding faults, we can organise a training courses for teachers to weed out t he problem., Also, we can alter the syllabus, if needed,” said Cheema, who was in Ludhiana to attend a function at a private school.
Pvt schools must adhere to state language Act, says Cheema
The education minister said all private schools in the state have to follow the state language Act. It has come to light that there are 33 schools which are violating the amended state language Act-2008 by not teaching Punjabi from class 1 to 10, said Cheema.
“We can take action against them. However, we will first organise a meeting with their representatives and ask them to follow the norms. Punjabi and Hindi will be compulsory from the next session as per the amended Act in 2008,” said Cheema.
According to the Punjab State Language Act, students from Classes 1 to 10 have to compulsorily study Punjabi. A class 10 certificate won’t be issued to any candidate who hasn’t cleared the Punjabi exam in Class 10, says the Act. Hindi will be compulsory from class 3 onwards. In case of any violation, schools can be fined or de-recognised.
*3,017 teachers of class 10 and 12 have a failure rate of 50%
*186 teachers have a failure rate of 80% to 100% result\
*32 teachers have a failure rate of 100%
With inputs from HTC Chandigarh