Madya: teachers go all out to help students pass SSLC exams

All students had failed last year

All efforts are being made to improve the pass percentage in SSLC examination at Government Model Residential Ashrama School at Madya near Surathkal. It was the only school in Dakshina Kannada that had recorded zero result in the examination in 2015-16. The school is exclusively meant for Koraga community children. A total of 149 students are studying in Classes I to X. To make them mingle with other community children, students from ST and OBCs have been enrolled in the school from this academic year. As the school has no permanent teachers the four boys and five girls in the school are taking help of outsourced teachers.

“The students are being prepared on the model of Mission 95 Plus initiative of Puttur block education officer G Shashidhar. The Vision Puttur initiative had helped improve the pass percentage among slow learners in the block in 2015 and 2016. The teachers are using special books of the Puttur BEO and his team for slow learners,” Warden Vijay Kumar told DH.

“As it is a residential school, the students are made to study from 5.15 am to 8.15 am, 6 pm to 8 pm, and 9 pm to 10.30 pm. They are trained to write answers for one-and two-mark questions. Study materials under Mission 95 plus is used to improve the grasping power of the children,” he said.

Last year, the students could not clear Science, Mathematics and English subjects. They did not have a Mathematics teacher till preparatory examination and Science teacher till November 2015.

Vijay Kumar says the efforts of the students are also important in excelling. Smart class and remedial teaching have also been introduced and are effective in making students understand subjects.

The school has vacancy of four sanctioned posts in primary and nine posts in high schools. Although there is a promise of direct recruitment of teachers during 2017-18, at present the classes are conducted by the outsourced teachers in the school.

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