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All students flunk board exams in 55 Himachal govt schools

According to a post result report by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBoSE), 396 schools recorded a pass percentage of 25 or less.

education Updated: May 28, 2018 16:24 IST
Naresh K Thakur
Naresh K Thakur
Hindustan Times, Dharamshala
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In Class-10, 1,09,678 students appeared, of which 25,518 flunked in examination. Meanwhile, in Class-12, of 98,281 students who appeared for examination, 13,875 failed.(Representative image )

Out of 3,000 government schools across Himachal, not a single student has passed Class-10 and Class-12 board examination in 55 government schools.

According to a post result report by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBoSE), 396 schools recorded a pass percentage of 25 or less.

There are 16 senior secondary schools and 39 high schools which recorded zero percent results. Of the schools which recorded pass percentage of 25% or below, 396 schools are senior secondary schools and while 305 are high schools.

In Class-10, 1,09,678 students appeared, of which 25,518 flunked in examination. Meanwhile, in Class-12, of 98,281 students who appeared for examination, 13,875 failed.

HPBoSE has submitted the report to government. “We will try to find out the reason and appropriate action will be taken,” education minister Suresh Bhardwaj said.

HPBoSE, headquartered at Dharamshala, declared Class-12 result on April 24 and Class-10 result on May 3.

Himachal Pradesh education department seeks report of underperforming schools from the HPBoSE every year.

Last year, students in 51 schools flunked board exams in 2017 results. Of which, 37 were high schools and 14 senior secondary schools.

One reason stated for poor performance of government school education is usually low enrolment in government schools. Another reason given is the lack of infrastructure and shortage of staff in the government schools.

According to official sources, government is contemplating transfer of principals and teachers of schools which performed poorly. Annual increment of teachers and school staff will be put on hold where pass percentage is 25 or below.

The number of poorly performing schools is not very high as compared to the number of well performing schools, which have pass percentage of 80-100%, said HP Board secretary Harish Gajju.

He said that 994 senior secondary schools and 1,394 high schools have recorded result between 80-100 pass percentage.

As many as 339 schools have recorded 100% pass percentage, of which most 98 are in Shimla, 58 in Kangra and 45 in Mandi, he said.

First Published: May 28, 2018 16:24 IST