SSLC results to be announced today

With the SSLC results to be announced on Thursday, the entire district is keeping its fingers crossed, hoping to go at least a little higher in the performance list.
The 85 examination centres had 26,733 students answering the SSLC exams.

Kolar maintained its position in the pre-university exams at 21, but with a lower average, much to the chagrin of education department.

This has also raised questions about what would be the performance of the district in the SSLC exams, in which it is placed at 30 currently.

Several attempts

The district has had a steady fall in the SSLC results, from 24th in 2007-08 to 29th in 2008-09 to 30th in 2009-10.

With an intention to improve the status of the district to at least between 20 and 30, the public education department had implemented several programmes last year, right from the day the results were announced.

Adoption policy

This was one of the main projects undertaken by the department. Fifty-six schools that had scored less than 50 per cent in the exams were adopted by 12 officers of the department.

Of these, 13 schools were private high schools. In addition, there were nine schools in the KGF region that had scored 51 per cent. The maximum number of schools adopted was in Bangarpet taluk.

Department officers and five block education officers adopted the schools. In turn, students who had performed badly were adopted by teachers in their respective schools.
The Deputy Commissioner and Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer too had adopted schools.

Efforts were taken in hostels too, to improve SSLC results. Under the administration of the Social Welfare Department, district-level officers adopted one school each and even worked to develop the schools. The programme ended in January this year.
Many officers adopted hostels too.

Drawing inspiration

The ‘Spoorthi’ booklet was issued in July 2010 jointly by the Zilla Panchayat and the public education department as a guide for head teachers. The booklet included several measures that needed to be compulsorily followed for better exam results.

A student guide with sets of questions for each chapter in each subject too was released in November last year.

Until the end of last year, the department worked on the practise of each subject. From the first week of January this year, it shifted its concentration to improving the preparatory skills of students who had to answer the exams.

Two meetings of head teachers were also organised to discuss the matter of the district-level pre-preparatory and preparatory exams.

Hoping for results

“We have undertaken several programmes throughout the year, and are therefore expecting improved results. We are even confident the district will rise from the 30th position,” said the officers in the department.

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