The Punjab education department on Wednesday announced the results for Classes 5 and 8 . A total of 2.14 lakh students appeared in the Class 5 exams out of which 42,128 have scored 80% while 1.44 lakh scored more than 60% marks.
Fazilka district came at the top in the Class 5 results -- 82.5% students scored more than 60% marks. Similarly, a total of 2,21,716 students took the Class 8 exams out of whom 24,567 scored 80 % while 1,38,175 scored more than 60 %marks.
In the Class 8 results, Gurdaspur district came out on top with 76.88 % students scoring more than 60 % marks.
Punjab education minister Daljit Singh Cheema both congratulated students and teachers . He also announced that commendation letters would be awarded to the teachers of top 100 schools who have performed well.
Cheema has alos formed a committee for the Class 8 results under SCERT director Sukhdev Singh Kahlon and for Class 5 results under DPI (elementary education) Pankaj Sharma and has sought a report by April 15.
The committees will evaluate the results and give suggestions for further improvement.
The education minister further divulged that under Right To Education Act, students scoring less than 33 percent marks cannot be failed and these students would go to next class with an ‘E’ grade. He also said that such students would be given special attention and extra classes would be arranged for them to improve their educational score.