Poor Class-12 results: Education dept seeks explanation from school heads

  • Saurabh Chauhan, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: May 09, 2015 20:01 IST

Still indecisive over strict action, the state education department has sought explanation from heads of schools where pass percentage is below 50% in the Class-12 examination results announced on April 30.

The department is yet to also decide whether to transfer staff of schools with below 30% pass percentage. As many as 120 schools had got below 30% result, while 20 schools had zero pass percentage. Of these seven are in Kangra and five in Shimla districts.

Data provided by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education showed that of the total 1,717 senior secondary schools in the state, only 225 had 100% pass percentage, while 345 had below 50% result, of which in 120 schools only 30% students passed.

"The poor results call for strict action to fix accountability of teachers, even though the move will draw flak from the teaching community," a government official said.

The chief minister would decide whether staff of schools having 30% pass percentage would be transferred, he added.

Earlier, chief minister Virbhadra Singh had also announced action against teachers of schools where the Class-12 results were poor.

Last year, action was planned against staff of schools where the results were below 25%. The education department had forwarded the plan to the government, but did not get approval.

Total government senior secondary schools: 1717

Result 100%: 225

Below 50%: 345

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