The poor show from city government schools continued this year as well with pass percentage being recorded at 68.3%, a dip of 4.3% over last year’s 72.6%. In 2014, the pass percentage was 75.4%. Of 39 senior secondary schools, 13 failed to even record a pass percentage of 50%.
Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Kaimbwala, recorded the poorest result with only 5.8% students ( 3 on 51) clearing the exam; 22 students failed with the rest getting a compartment.
Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Dhanas, was the second worst school with only 29 of 214 passing. In this school, 95 students failed and 90 got compartments.
Harmeet Kaur, principal of the Government Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, said, “In our school, students with only 3-4 cumulative grade point average in Class 10 take admission when they fail to get into other school and this reflects in the result.
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 38 west recorded the third poorest results with 56% failing to clear the exam.
Chitranjan Singh, principal, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38 (W) said, “I had joined the school in February when students had been asked to self-study. I found a lot of indiscipline in the school. It seemed that the previous principal at the time of retirement did not take much interest . I’ll assure that the results for the session 2016-17 will be much better and improved.”
A senior official from the education department said the excess of extra-curricular activities in the schools for the poor results. “These days, students are not getting adequate time in school as they are made to participate in a lot of extra-curricular activities.”
The brighter side
Government Model Senior Secondary School (Manimajra Housing Complex), Manimajra, has once again topped government schools with 97.8% pass percentage. a slight dip over last year’s result of 98.6%. Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, scored a record percentage of 97.36% and stood second.
Government Model Senior Secondary School, sector 37 B, remained at the third position with pass percentage of 95.07%.
Director School Education (DSE) Rubinderjit Singh Brar said, “We will look into this. We will fix responsibility, whether it be principals, school heads or the lecturers. We will ensure better results in the next academic session.”