Results of 8th standard students show a marked improvement
Srinagar: In a significant development, the students who appeared in class 8th exams recently have shown a considerable improvement as compared to last year, in the results which were declared by State Institute of Education (SIE) Kashmir.
As per the official figures, the pass percentage of students last year was 91 percent which has increased to 93 percent this year. The improvement in the results was despite the increase on the number of students who appeared in the exams.
Last year, around 87000 students appeared in exams and 78087 were declared qualified while as this year around 87253 students appeared in the exams out of which 81243 qualified the exams.
The official figures also reveal that around 110 government schools including 28 in south Kashmir districts failed to produce above 50 percent results. However, the number has decreased to 49 this year. Also the number of schools with zero percent result is only 12.
Officials said the improvement in the result was due to the action taken against the teachers for producing poor results in their subjects last year.
“Last year government took a serious note of the issue and put under suspension the teachers whose pupils has feared poor results. This year the result has improved considerably,” an official said.
The department had also engaged around 20 NGOs to provide academic assistance and improve learning outcomes in the schools. The NGOs were engaged on the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
“These NGOs also did survey of villages where government schools had failed to produce above 50 percent or zero percent results last year,” the official said.
He said the NGOs interacted with the parents and students in these areas to ascertain the ground situation.
Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo said the department put in serious efforts to improve the result of students at elementary level which was reflected in the recently declared result of class 8th exams.
“We had given different types of trainings to teachers to help the students to increase their learning ability. NGOs played an important role as well,” he said.