The Jalandhar district this year too did not perform well in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-10 exams, the result of which was announced on Tuesday. The district scored the third lowest marks with 62.7% students passing the exams, followed by SAS Nagar and Barnala.
Last year, the district had recorded a passing percentage of 55.2%. The education minister had also sought a detailed report of board results in the last five years, following which the decision to call the teachers was taken. About 35 teachers from the district had also been summoned to education department’s head office in SAS Nagar in this regard.
10 students make it to merit list
In the merit list of 355 students, 10 students from Jalandhar have made it to the list. As many as four students from Shiv Devi Girls High School; two from Arya Model High School, Kartarpur; and one from Government Senior Secondary School, Hazara, have made it to the merit list.
Kunal of SD Girls High School, Kartarpur, bagged the ninth position in the state (academics), clinching the top notch in the district. Janki, a student of Shiv Devi Girls High School, stood second in the district by bagging 12th position in the state (academics), whereas the third position has been shared by two students from the district — Neha from Shiv Devi Girls High School and Deepak from Arya Model High School, Kartarpur, —, both securing the 19th rank in the state.
Kunal, who has topped the district with 97.85%, says he aspires to become a scientist.
He said, “Till date, science has been my favourite subject. I always enjoy studying this subject and find the facts fascinating. I want to become a scientist, which will earn me name and fame.” He added that he was sure he had scored 100 marks in science.
Kunal’s father Arun Kumar is an employee in a private company.
Janki, who stood second in the district with 97.38%, said, “I have opted for commerce and will like to excel in this field.”
Neha, who has secured the third position with 96.46% in the district, says she has already taken admission in commerce stream as her aim is to become a chartered accountant. Her mother Usha Rani, who is a home maker, said she was overwhelmed with her daughter’s performance. “I am so proud of Neha,” said added.
29 Hoshiarpur students are in merit list
In Hoshiarpur, 29 students of the district made it to the merit list.
Hina of Toddlers’ Home Study Hall School stood first in the district with 98.31% marks, while Khushboo of Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School stood second with 98% and Ritu of SAV Jain Day Boarding School bagged the third position with 97.54%. With high ambitions, Hina wants to become an army officer, while Khushboo dreams of becoming a police officer. Ritu aims of becoming a doctor.
Kapurthala topper dreams of becoming CA
In Kapurthala district, 16-year-old Prerna, of Prita Lee Lesson School, topped in the district with 97.2%.
Daughter of pet-shop owner Ramesh Kumar, Prerna wants to become a chartered accountant.
Prerna dedicated her success to her parents and teachers who showed confidence in her even when she was diagnosed with typhoid.
Farmer’s son tops in SBS Nagar
17-year-old Sukhkaran Singh, a farmer’s son studying at Raja Sahib Public Senior Secondary School, Jhingra village, and Ramanpreet Kaur of Mount Shivalik Public School, shared the top position in SBS Nagar with 96.7% each. Sukhkaran aspires to become a doctor and has dedicated his success to his mother Jaswinder
Kaur, father Surjeet Singh and school teachers. Sukhkaran said it was the result of his parents and his hard work.
(with inputs from Harpreet Kaur and Jatinder Kohli)