14 schools in Dima Hasao record zero pass percentage in HSLC results

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HT Correspondent

HAFLONG, May 22: The private-run schools have shown better performance than government-run schools in Dima Hasao in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, the result of which were announced on May 15.

What is astonishing is that 14 government-aided schools have recorded 0% pass percentage in this year’s result. On the other hand, four schools have secured 100% pass percentage in the HSLC examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA). Of the four schools, two are government schools, one government-aided and one private run school. Comparatively, in 2018, six schools had 0% pass percentage in the HSLC exams, while three schools secured 100% pass.

“Our school recorded zero pass percentage for the first time this year. Firstly, the school does not have adequate teacher since many years. Secondly, as our students come from poor background most of the parents are illiterate and could not properly guide their children in their studies. During pre-matric selection test, we had disqualified many students but later took them in after their parents requested and promised us to guide them through private tutors,” a teacher of Jatinga HS School said.

Dima Hasao inspector of school (IS) Biren Singh Engti asserted that many post of teachers are lying vacant in the district. He added that despite the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for selection of teachers in government-run schools, appointment is very low in the district. “Moreover, many teachers were engaged in election duty, NRC updating works, etc for which they could give less time in the schools,” he maintained. Engti also added that after consulting with the council authorities a departmental action will be taken over those schools which have shown poor performance in the exam.

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