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46 Jajpur schools served show cause notice for poor exam performance

The poor pass percentage of schools in the HSC examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has led to plummeting of the state average, said reports.

Statesman News Service | Jaipur |

As many as 46 high schools in ten blocks and two urban bodies of Jajpur district have been served show cause notice over poor performance by their students in the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations this year

The explanations have been sought from headmaster and teachers of the schools that have recorded less than 50 pass percentage in this year annual HSC examination.

The poor pass percentage of schools in the HSC examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has led to plummeting of the state average, said reports.

Jajpur District Education Officer (DEO) Krushna Chndra Nayak has served the show cause notices to all headmasters and teachers of the 46 high schools for recording less than 50 pass percentages in HSC examination whose result was declared last month.

“Explain the overall reason and circumstances that led to such miserable performance by the high school in this year HSC examination,” the notice served to the headmaster of the high schools read.

“Considering the result which is below fifty percentage of pass, why should such poor performance not be considered as negligence in duty on the part of the teaching staff.” the letter served on the subject teachers of the school read

The notice has also asked why appropriate actions against the teaching staff and headmasters of these schools would not be taken up for such poor performance by students. “Those 46 high schools which have registered lower than 50 percent results have been given show cause notices to explain the cause of the poor performance by the students in the annual HSC examination. In case any failure to respond such notice action will be initiated as per the government rule,” Krushna Chndra Nayak, DEO Jajpur said.

He said the move is aimed at improving the pass percentage in Matriculation examination in the coming years.

It may be noted that over 26000 students of 447 high schools in Jajpur district had appeared HSC annual examination this year. While the lone school B.B Routray Girls’ High School has recorded nil results in the annual Class 10 examinations, another 45 high schools have recorded less than 50 pass percentage this year