Teachers introspect on poor results

DDPI directs closure of few schools in KGF which have fared badly

Teachers introspect on poor results

 DDPI Prahalada Gowda taking a headmaster to task at a meeting on poor performance in SSLC examination, in Kolar on Monday. DH photo
The position of the district has further slipped by one slot to 30. At an ‘introspection meeting’ to discuss the reasons for dismal performance, here on Monday, DDPI Prahlada Gowda took headmasters to task.

However, the headmasters had their own reasons. While one attributed the poor performance to the slight of fate and blamed it on God-made troubles, a headmistress gave vent to her helplessness by shedding tears.

Some stunned the meeting by categorically stating: “We can ensure 75 per cent result, that’s it.” Some headmasters said the Department was very well aware of their problems and it was up to officers to address them.

The DDPI, who repeatedly requested the media not to reproduce the “harsh words” used to warn teachers, said the future of students should not be put at stake due to differences between teachers.

He firmly said that teachers should discharge their duties, setting aside their differences for the welfare of pupils. Expressing displeasure over absence of some headmasters, he directed the Block Education Officers to issue notice to the absentee HMs.

He even sent out assistant teachers who had come to the meeting instead of the headmasters.

“The headmasters cannot say that they are unable to give cent per cent result in spite of the government providing several facilities to achieve the target. Teachers should not offer lame excuses and should teach the students according to their mental ability,” the DDPI noted. He appointed nodal officers for each taluk to improve the performance of schools.

Deputy Director of Education Department (Administration) Jayarama Reddy, Block Education Officers Victor, Venkatarama Reddy, K S Nagaraja Gowda and Padmanabha, subject inspectors Venkataswamy, Shivamadaiah and others were present in the meeting.

Single digit performance

Only five out of 48 students of Noori school  have passed while it is only two out of six in Little Flower School, 10 out of 35 in SDA School, six out of 25 in Aravind Tatar School, seven out of 14 in Nehru School and seven out of 45 in Government High School, Urigam. Majority of the schools have been facing shortage of Mathematics teachers. The DDPI directed the Block Education Officer to merge Aravind Tatar school with St Mary’s school.
Of the 117 high schools, 21 schools have registered more than 80 per cent result.

However, only one government school figures in the list of 16 schools with 100 per cent result. Seven out of 35 aided schools have scored more than 80 per cent and 37 out of 105 unaided schools have recorded similar performance.

There has been a decline in the performance of repeaters. Only 493 students out of 2,603 have passed the exam this year registering 18.94 pass percentage.

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