Mysuru: Compared to last year, the performance of government school students has come down by nearly 14 percent in the recently announced SSLC examination results. One among the reasons for lack of performance is shortage of teachers in the government schools.
Among 16,593 students who appeared for the exams from 262 government schools across the district this year, 11407 students have passed the exams which includes 6,363 girls and 5,044 boys with overall pass percentage of 68.79 which is more than that of aided schools whose percentage is 67.26 percent. Last year, among 16991 students who appeared for the exams from government schools (9005 girls and 7986 boys), 14050 students managed to pass (7746 girls-86.02 percent and 6304 boys-78.94 percent) with an overall pass percentage of 82.69. Aided schools had done better with overall pass percentage of 85.43.
Mysuru district has been divided into nine blocks, Periyapatna, Mysuru rural, Hunsur, Nanjangud, H D Kote, Mysuru south, K R Nagara, Mysuru North and T Narasipura. This year, across the district, Periyapatna block, bagged the first rank with highest pass percentage of 82.12 percent. Among 3176 students who appeared for the exam, 2608 students passed while Mysuru rural bagged the second rank with overall pass percentage of 81.02. Surprisingly, the pass percentage in city government schools that is Mysuru South (6th rank) and Mysuru North (8th rank) is just 71.83 and 62.40 respectively.
Speaking to Newskarnataka, Basappa, DDPI said, “Though we had taken up various steps to improve pass percentage, it didn’t work out. Most of the students had problem in Economics and English subject. In days to come, we will give more attention to these subjects. We are also facing shortage of teachers. There are nearly 300 vacant teacher’s posts across the district. In H D Kote block alone, there is a shortage of 50 teachers. Hope the government takes steps to fill up these posts at the earliest.”