Dist admn takes steps to better SSLC results this year

Dept hopes to make it to top 5 from last year's 26th position in State

The Department of Public Instructions has taken up damage control mechanism to improve the SSLC results in the coming examination, after Dakshina Kannada district slipped to the 26th position in the state-wise ranking in the SSLC exam last year. The department hopes the district makes it to top five position this year.

A list of innovative programmes were prepared in the beginning of the academic year and the implementation process has now picked up the pace with SSLC exam only two months away. Briefing mediapersons about the programmes taken up the education department to improve the results, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said that a live phone-in programme will be aired on Akashavani from February 17 to 22, from 10.30 am to 11.30 am.

 Two experts have been selected for each subject who will guide the students in the phone-in programme. All schools have been asked to switch on the radio system and allow students to listen to the programme, he said.

In yet another initiative, top scorers in last years SSLC exam will be given an opportunity to come live on Akashavani and give important suggestions to the students of this year’s batch.

A district-level meeting of the head teachers will be held in Mangalore on February 14, wherein they will be guided on preparing students to face the exam for the better outcome. Special classes are conducted in every school for students who have secured below 40 per cent results in the previous exams, Deputy Director of Public Instructions Moses Jayashekhar said. 

Some of the other measures taken up by the department include, appointment of one nodal officer for 45 schools that have secured less than 60 per cent in the SSLC exam last year. The nodal officers have been visiting once in a month since the beginning of the academic year and keeping a tab on the steps taken to improve results, the DDPI said.

Private candidates

The DDPI claimed the reason for poor overall percentage on the poor performance of private candidates. 

“Compared to all other districts, the number of private candidates writing SSLC exam is more in Dakshina Kannada. This is because of the need for SSLC certificate while applying for driving licence in Gulf and other countries. The pass percentage of private candidates last year was 13, which has affected the overall results,” he said.

The Deputy Commissioner said about poor performance which is location, community and subject specific. The result was comparatively bad in Bantwal taluk. As for as community is concerned, performance of students from Koraga community and minority (Muslim) community is not upto the mark, he said.

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