SSC results 2017: More schools have 100% pass rate in Maharashtra this year
Mumbai city news: Data from the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education shows that 796 of 3,636 schools - one of every five - in the Mumbai region have achieved perfect scores with all students passing the exam.mumbai Updated: Jun 14, 2017 11:44 IST
Although Maharashtra and Mumbai division recorded its lowest success rate in three years in the SSC exams, the number of schools posting cent percent result has gone up
Data from the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) shows that 796 of 3,636 schools - one of every five - in the Mumbai region have achieved perfect scores with all students passing the exam. Last year, 732 schools achieved this feat.
This year, there were seven schools where no students passed. These schools had less than 10 students. The number was 13 last year.
Mumbai division had an overall pass percentage (freshers and repeater candidates) of 84.9% this year, much lower than last year’s 86.4% and 86.13% in 2015. According to Asha Binu Kumar, principal, Vivekanand English High school, Kurla, the state government’s decision to award additional 25 marks to students participating in cultural activities made the difference.
“The additional marks helped students. The schools were already trying to improve their performance. But the decision, which came just two months before the exam, pushed the pass percentage up,” she said.
Schools achieving the perfect scores attributed their success to all-round development of students. “The Xavier’s Group of Schools has been achieving outstanding results in the SSC exams for many years now. In addition, they focus on all-round development of the child and do well in district level sports like soccer and basketball,” read a statement from Ryan group.
“We conducted biweekly tests for students, in contrast to the education department’s policy of limited tests. This ensured in good results,” said Kumar.