BBMP institutions fare badly in examinations

Shoddy management and outsourcing to be blamed

  The overall pass percentage for the 33 high schools is 33 per cent which is a drop from 50 per cent it used to maintain earlier. In II PUC, the pass percentage this time is 52 per cent. In the past few years, the pass percentage at PU level has ranged from 60-68 per cent. Unlike the government schools which complain of poor infrastructure and facilities, BBMP schools and colleges are flush with funds. Well-built buildings, playgrounds, equipment, scholarships by corporate companies can be found at several schools.

The problem, many at these educational institutions say, lies in the lack of leadership and vision by head of the institution. This translates to mismanagement and misuse of allocated funds.

One of the most disturbing aspects is the freeze on recruitment. BBMP suspended direct recruitment to their schools and colleges several years ago. In its place, came the bane of outsourcing. A retired teacher who has worked with BBMP colleges for nearly 40 years, says that outsourcing was one of the worst decisions taken by the education department of the BBMP.

“There were no enough number of teachers which led to more mismanagement,” he says.

Another teacher claimed that some of the outsourced teachers did not have the required qualifications and were hired without even an interview.

Enquiries with the BBMP revealed that one of the persons involved with outsourcing for BBMP schools and colleges is the wife of the BBMP’ Education Officer, Nischal Prakasham.
Sources at BBMP said that Nishchal’s wife was originally hired to teach Tamil in the Dispensary Road College and she later was involved in the contracting agency herself. Nischal was suspended in 2006 on an unrelated charge, but was reinstated after a week. Nischal Praksham could not be reached for comments.

6 govt schools in City score 100 %

However, Bangalore Rural district has recorded 79.21 per cent results in the SSLC exams and 38 schools including six government schools have got 100 per cent results, said Deputy Director of Department of Public Instruction H V Venkateshaiah.

Apart from the six government schools, 32 unaided schools have got 100 per cent results. Devanahalli taluk in the district stands first with 83.25 per cent results and Nelamangala stands second with 82.69 per cent results. Doddallapaur taluk with 78.97 per cent stands third.

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