Only 82 Punjab schools secure 100% result in Classes 10 and 12
The overall pass percentage in the exams exhausted at 57.7% for Class 10 and 62.36% for Class 12 as per the result declared on May 13 for Class 12 and May 22 for Class 10.Updated: Jun 02, 2017 11:00 IST
With the evident poor performance of government schools in Class 10 and 12 of the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB), it seems impossible for a government school to achieve 100% result. However, a few government schools did break the notion and secured cent percent result.
The overall pass percentage in the exams exhausted at 57.7% for Class 10 and 62.36% for Class 12 as per the result declared on May 13 for Class 12 and May 22 for Class 10.
Out of 1,919 government senior secondary schools in Punjab, only 20 attained a 100% passing percentage for Class 12 and 62 for Class 10. Out of the 62 schools, 23 are senior secondary schools and 39 are high schools.
When asked about the factors that helped them achieve this mark, the principals said the results depend on the devotion of the staff as well as the students, even with lesser facilities.
Gurdaspur has taken the lead among other districts with 22 schools recording the perfect passing percentage followed by 15 Amritsar schools with perfect passing percentage in Class 10.
In Class 10, Senior Secondary Girls School in Ajnala (Amritsar) topped the chart from where, all 189 students cleared the exam.
Speaking to HT, principal of the above mentioned school, Harveen Gill, said she feels proud of her students for achieving the mark. Gill got retired on May 31.
“I had dedicated teachers who would never miss a day to teach the students with sincerity,” she said, adding, “Even we had shortage of teachers and facility at the school. Moreover, the teachers we got joined only a few months back. But nothing deters the ones who want to achieve. It is a team work and we proved to be good at it.”
On the other hand, there is only one government school from Jalandhar, Government Senio Secondary School Raipur Prohla, which has to its credit a 100% passing percentage.
School principal Tara Singh, a state awardee said the thing he always kept in mind was the regularity of teachers and students, along with punctuality and hard work. “We have 38 posts in the school out of which, 14 are lying vacant. Still, we strived to achieve what was not expected of us. Nothing deterred us from working hard,” he said.
When contacted, education minister Aruna Chaudhary said appreciation letters will be given to the teachers who managed to secure over 90% result.
“We have made the list of the schools that have scored well and whose passing percentage is over 90. We will definitely grant them appreciation letters,” the minister said.
First Published: Jun 02, 2017 10:59 IST