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21 govt schools in winter areas of Jammu get below 50% results in class 12th exams

Last Updated on February 25, 2021 at 1:54 pm

As results of class 12th annual (2020) examinations of Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) was released last week, 21 government schools in winter zone areas of Jammu have recorded below 50 percent results.

JK Board of School Education (BOSE) conducted these examinations in November last year.

According to the data produced by JK Board, around 15056 students had enrolled for the class 12th exams, out of which 10672 were declared as qualified. The overall pass percentage of 71 percent (69 percent boys and 73 percent girls) was maintained.

Around 21 higher secondary schools have got below 50 percent results. Surprisingly, a government Higher Secondary School (HSS) Banna in Mahore area has got zero percent result in the class 12th exams as all the 33 students from HSS Banna who took the exams failed to qualify.

Another government school HSS Dhanas in Udhampur has got 12 percent results. 26 students from the school took the exam.

Even though most government schools performed poorly, most of the top positions are acquired by students of these schools. In the science stream, 14 students acquire the first 10 positions out of which, 10 from government schools. In Commerce and Arts streams, the first 10 positions have been acquired by 11 students, all of which are from government schools.

There has been a low-participation of students from private schools in the exams. An official said that this minimal participation of private schools is the reason that students from government schools have dominated in first ten position holders in all three streams. Students in winter zone areas of Jammu are mostly dependent on government schools as there is a lack of private higher secondary schools in these areas.

14,523 students from government schools took these exams with a pass percentage of 70 percent while only 533 private schools students took exams with a pass percentage of 86 percent. According to the JKBOSE figures, there are six private Higher Secondary Schools in Doda, one each in Bhaderwah and Banihal and three in Kishtwar.

Figures reveal that the cumulative pass percentage of six private HSS in Doda is 84 percent, 96 percent in three schools of Kishtwar, 67 percent in one higher secondary school Bhaderwah and 93 percent in a private school of Banihal.

Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Jammu, Anuradha Gupta said that the department will analyze the poor performance of these schools. The major reason behind these schools’ poor performance is that these schools are located in far-flung areas with a lack of teaching staff.