The district has posted a pass percentage of just 59% in Class 12 exams, also known as senior secondary examination results, the results for which were announced on Wednesday by the Board of School Education, Haryana.
Panchkula is the sixth worst district in Haryana with 41% of those who took the exam unable to clear it. This year’s pass percentage is just a shade better than 57.1% recorded in 2015 (see box).
The overall pass percentage in the state this year is 62.4%, a major jump from 54% recorded last year.
Deputy district education officer Ishwar Singh Mann told HT, “I am not aware of the results yet. We will make blocks compile the result and only then we can comment.”
When informed of the low pass percentage, he said, “It is surprising. Our Class-10 results used to be bad, but we had been performing well in Class 12. In the first semester result, we were ahead of many districts.”
Sonipat has recorded the best pass percentage at 77.5%, followed by Mahendergarh at 72.5%. Faridabad district is on the bottom of the list with pass percentage of 43%. The other districts that have performed worse than Panchkula are Mewat with 49.9%, Yamunanagar with 55.3%, Palwal with 56.7% and Ambala with 57.5% pass percentages.