Class-12 students of schools falling in border districts, barring Fazilka, have performed better than those in other districts in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) examination, results of which were declared recently.
Five of the top six positions in terms of pass percentage have gone to border districts.
Gurdaspur bagged the top position with a pass percentage of 76.14, followed by Tarn Taran 72.31 and Amritsar 71.08. Ferozepur and Pathankot secured fifth and sixth slots with pass percentage of 64.33 and 64.10 respectively. The fourth position has gone to Muktsar with 64.84 pass percentage.
Out of border districts, only Fazilka did not fare well as it came third from bottom with 54.77 pass percentage.
Meanwhile, Rupnagar is at the lowest rung with 53.53% students managing to get through and Moga second from bottom with 54.35% clearing the exam.
Elaborating on the trend, PSEB chairman Balbir Singh Dhol said, “Wherever there is concentration of more CBSE schools, the results of PSEB schools drop. But the areas where there are not many options like the border districts, the PSEB gets better results as the entire lot comes to PSEB.”
He added, “We have also observed that areas where people do not have big land holdings, students there perform better in comparison to those having many big landlords.”
Out of the total 3.14 lakh students, only1.96 lakh cleared the PSEB examination this year, with pass percentage dropping to 62 from 76 of the last year.
Punjab education minister Aruna Chaudhary has said principals of those schools with pass percentage less 20 will be transferred. Even those teachers who have shown less than 20% results subject-wise would also face departmental action.
In all, there are 62 schools where overall pass percentage was less than 20.
BLURB Five of top six positions in terms of pass percentage have gone to border districts
0% results in many schools: Phoolka
BATHINDA Observing that many schools in Punjab had 0% results in PSEB Class-12 examination, senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka on Friday demanded hike in the state’s budget for education sector
“As many as 15 schools have come into our notice where the entire class has failed the Class 12 exams this year. We will raise the issue in the Vidhan Sabha and demand 23% of the state budget for the education sector on the pattern of the Delhi government,” Phoolka said at a press conference here.
He also demanded resignation of Union minister and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, saying many schools with 0% results were in her constituency.