Once again, the dismal state of education in Government schools has come to light with 20 of them scoring zero pass percentage in Class X JKBOSE, the results of which were declared yesterday. Apart from the 20 that scored 0% result, as many as 30 government schools recorded grim pass percentage from 2 to 10.
At least 25 Government Higher Secondary Schools have recorded either zero or less than 20 per cent result in the recently declared Class XII results. Also, in Class X results, 20 government schools recorded zero percent. Many of these schools were located in the city and had more teachers than students. For instance, Government High School, Gole Panjpeer, Talab Tillo, is located within the municipal limits of the city with a strength of five students who failed in the exams. Schools in Chatta Sunjwan, Karkhal Akhnoor, Tarah, R S Pura, Haripur, Bagla, Thana, Badakana, Azmatabad, Dodaja Darhal, Samotha and Bagodh also scored zero percent. In GHS Jangal Gali, Nathal, GHS, Kotamaira, GHS, Gurha Manhasna, Akhnoor, CGHS, Keri, GGHSS, Poonch and GHSS, Panassa recorded the pass percentage as between two and five.
As per sources, only one student from government schools, namely Ritika Sharma from Government High School Malhar, secured a position in the merit list of top 20 positions, shared by nearly 360 students. Over the past few years, these schools have been fairing badly in Class X exams. In 2012, over 160 government schools had registered the pass percentage below 25 in Jammu Province and in 2011, 332 government schools recorded the pass percentage as below 25.
The grim results evidently show the lack of sincerity on part of the faculty as well as the faulty approach that is ruining the future of the students. An immediate overhauling is clearly needed to refashion the state of education affair in the government schools.