'Schools in state aiming for good results this year'

After a drop in results last year, state hopes to do better

He was speaking to mediapersons after inaugurating the computer and science labs at Ideal Jawa Rotary School here on Monday.

Observing that there was a drop in results last year due to the change in examination pattern he said that teachers have had sufficient time in the current year to familiarise students with the question paper pattern, in which more marks will be allotted to essay as compared to objective questions.

He mentioned that many schools have completed the portions and are conducting preparatory tests. Nayak said that children are also being given coaching on how to face examinations.

While commenting that Mysore was ranked 26th in the SSLC exams in the State last year, he observed that officials and teachers are taking measures to increase its performance. Expressing his opinion on the Annual Status Education Report (ASER), which indicated that children in lower classes didn’t know basic arithmetic, Nayak said that there is a need to work in a few areas to improve the quality of education.

Reiterating the importance of imparting quality education, he said that the performance in different subjects should be taken into consideration.

If children in a region are failing in a particular subject then there is need for teachers and officials to take up special programmes, he added.

Earlier, he inaugurated the computer lab at Ideal Jawa Rotary School equipped with 65 computers, white boards, overhead projectors and multi-media facilities. The science lab has been provided so that each students can carry out experiments independently. The two labs were developed at a cost of Rs 15 lakh, according to the school management.

Govt to focus

Secretary, Primary and Secondary Education, G Kumar Nayak pointed out that the focus in the coming years would be on preventing children from dropping out of schools.
Along with various schemes such as distributing text books, bicycles and uniforms, importance will be given to constructing additional classrooms and ensuring that sufficient teachers are posted in schools.

He observed that apart from implementing schemes there is a need for officials and teachers to join the hands to create a conducive environment for studies, he added.

 

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