Disaster for Assam schools

130 with disastrous results face Seba ire

Guwahati, June 11 : The results of the Matric examination recently declared by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam has revealed that not a single student passed in 130 schools in the state, even though this year marked a record pass percentage of 71.08.

The zero pass percentage schools include all categories of institutions — government, provincialised and private. Cachar topped the list with nine schools from the district producing zero per cent pass results, followed by Kamrup with eight such schools.

The capital city also figured in the list with no student from Uttar Noomati High School clearing Matric this year.

The results, which were declared on May 27, showed a nearly 8 per cent rise over last year’s figure to a record pass percentage of 71.08.

Some old government schools from where no students could come out with flying colours are Balika Uccha Madhyamik Adarsha Vidyapith, Barpeta, Silapathar High School, Dhemaji, Jagduar Girls’ High School, Jorhat, and Padmadhar Baruah High School, Kamrup.

Among the popular private English medium schools which recorded zero pass percentage are St Mary’s English Medium School, Kokrajhar, Church of God English School, Karbi Anglong, Green View Model School, Dibrugarh and Oriental Vidyapith, Cachar.

Seba secretary L.N. Sarma, while expressing surprise over the development, told The Telegraph that existence of these schools was meaningless and teachers there were not at all “committed”.

“In other words, teachers in these schools have taken up the profession by chance and not by choice. They are not sincere, committed and dedicated and are not at all bothered whether their students pass,” he said.

Sarma said Seba was moving Dispur with a plea to discontinue all funds and other assistance to these institutions.

He said the government, instead of giving funds to these schools, should help those institutions which consistently produce good results.

“I strongly feel that mushrooming growth of venture schools and private schools can be attributed to such disastrous performance. For the sake of getting funds from the government, a section of people are involved in setting up venture schools at the drop of a hat at villages and remote areas without creating basic infrastructure and manpower,” he said.

On other hand, Sarma said, another section of people were setting up private schools with the sole intention of earning money.

He said the management of many private schools don’t pay teachers proper remuneration.

Seba has decided to issue showcause notices to the heads of these 130 schools asking them to explain why strict action should not be taken against them for failing to produce a single successful student.

Academician Dinesh Baishya said it was a matter of serious concern that the state has 130 schools with zero pass percentage. He said the issue must be discussed in detail and a solution found.


Nearly 4 lakh students appeared for Matric examination, 2011

The results showed a record pass percentage of 71.08

While 19,084 students secured first division, 50,853 and 122,702 secured second and
third divisions respectively

The list of toppers in order of merit saw the names of more than 70 per cent students from small towns

There are 6,000 schools affiliated to Seba