Poor show in Class X exam:Nine govt schools record zero percent result

Srinagar, Jan 10: Government schools in Kashmir continue to show poor performance in class X exam for which the results were declared on Thursday.

The pass percentage of government schools was 62%. However, private schools continue to put up a good show with 82 pass percentage.

According to the BOSE officials, more than 41 government schools have failed to produce 20 % results.

“Of the 41 government schools, eight are in Bandipora, seven in Baramulla, six in Srinagar, five in Budgam, four each in Anantnag and Kupwara, three in Kulgam and two each in Ganderbal and Pulwama districts,” the official said.

Among the poor performing schools, nine have produced zero percentage result which includes three in Anantnag, two in Bandipora and one each in Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara and Kulgam districts.

A total of 65,393 candidates including 33,981 boys and 31,412 girls had appeared in annual 10th class examination.  Among the total 65,393 candidates, 4281 qualified with Grade-A1, 7521 qualified with Grade-A2, 8660 qualified with Grade-B1, 9850 with Grade-B2, 10452 students were placed in Grade-C1, 7326 in Grade-C2 and 816 in Grade-C.

An official document of BOSE accessed by The Kashmir Monitor reveals that for the last five years government schools across Kashmir continue to show poor performance.

“In 2014 the overall pass percentage of government schools was recorded at 59.27% while the performance in private schools was 81%. In 2015, the pass percentage decreased to 50% while 78% private schools students passed. In 2016 pass percentage of government schools increased to 74% compared to 91% by private schools. However, in 2017 the pass percentage in government schools dropped to 46% while private schools recorded 83% success,” official document revealed.

In 2018, government schools performance improved with 64 per cent students passing the matric exam. In 2019 pass percentage dipped to  62.97% while private schools produced 86.2% result.

Director School Education Younis Malik told The Kashmir Monitor that action will be taken against the teachers of non-performing schools.

“Department is taking many steps to improve performance of students. We are identifying students who need more attention and arrange remedial classes to improve their performance,” he said.

Malik said that education department has started winter tutorials and winter camps to mitigate the gap of learning.

Moreover, he said that they are arranging capacity building training for the teachers by delivering capsule courses to address the issue.

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