Preparatory results better for govt schools

DDPI organises second district-level meeting of institution heads before SSLC exams

The progress in the performance of government schools in the first preparatory exams for SSLC students has been noteworthy, said A N Nagendra Prasad, nodal officer for SSLC exams.

He was addressing the second district-level meeting of SSLC teachers at the Mahila Samaja School on Wednesday.

He analysed the exams, conducted in the first week of January, using a power-point presentation. “The government schools had regressed a little in the mid-term exams. In the preparatory exams, however, their performance has been far better,” he said and added that aided schools, in contrast, had not shown any improvement in results.

Students should be readied to handle the second preparatory exams in February as successfully. Only then will they be able to perform well in the final exams, he said.

Comparing performances, the officer said schools that had got 97 per cent last year had got only 47 per cent this time. “Many schools had poor results in English and Mathematics, which affected the overall performance. Such schools should therefore concentrate on improvement in these subjects,” he explained.

“In contrast, many schools have performed well subject-wise, but have come up with poor results overall. There are also cases where students who topped in some subjects failed in some others.

Such students should be identified and helped to overcome the problem,” he said.

In the preparatory exams, 12,396 of the 27,178 students passed. Of them, 879 students got distinction and 3,612 got first class, he said and added that the figures must improve in the second round.

He explained the method to analyse results giving the example of the results of Lakkur Government School in Malur taluk and Government Pre-University College for Girls in Srinivaspur.

“Night schools and extra classes should be conducted in order to achieve better results and not in pretense. There should be quizzes, group discussions and studies and other activities that help students develop interest in studies.

The Department has given eight model question papers with answers to schools for science, mathematics and social science subjects. He called upon the schools to make the best use of the facility.

Dr Shivayogi Swamy, chief whip of the Legislative Council, stressed the role of teachers in ensuring good results.

Jayaram Reddy, district deputy coordinator of the Department, Subramaniam, education officer, Shivalingaiah, Jayaraj and Krishnamurthy, block education officers and C R Ashok, Janardan Naidu and Shivamadhavaiah, subject invigilators, were present.

Preparatory performance

Taluk                           Percentage

Kolar                           53.11
Bangarpet                   54.87
KGF Region                 54.94
Malur                          53.38
Mulbagal                     65.34
Srinivaspur                  72.22

Total                            61.43

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