Mysuru: Aiming to top the Mysuru district in the state in rank and passing percentage, the Department of Public Instruction has taken up various steps including maintaining individual profile of students.
The department has also come out with a ‘Passing Package’ scheme, which will enable the students, especially those who find English difficult, to score minimum passing marks.
Last year, Mysuru district, which secured 11th rank in SSLC exam, is aiming to make it among the top 5 in 2019. Over 36,903 students are expected to appear for the SSLC examination, which includes 18,955 boys and 17,948 girls who will write their papers in 136 examination centres spread across the district. To keep an eye on the malpractices, all the examination centres will be equipped with CCTV cameras.
Speaking to Newskarnataka, Mamtha, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Mysuru, said, “During last year's exams, many students especially, those from rural areas did not do well in English. Keeping this in mind, we have taken all necessary measures this year including introduction of the 'Passing Package.' The package will provide supporting study materials to those who are weak in English language. Apart from this we have also come up with ‘January First English Fest’ programme, which will motivate the students to converse in English and make it simpler allaying notions that English is a difficult subject. Workshop for teachers in respective languages are also conducted and more of them will commence in future. On the outset, this year, we want to be among top 5 ranks and improve passing percentage from 83 percent to 93 percent.”
She also mentioned that to instill confidence among the high school headmasters, a special meeting with all of them had already been conducted at the Taluk levels. The HMs of high schools who have done a good job will be lauded and those in need of motivation will be given that.
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