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A long education way still to go at 62%

The pass percentage of the Guwahati zone in the CBSE Class X final exam stands at 62.29% while the zones in the South have performed stupendously, such as the Thiruvananthapuram zone whose pass percentage stands at an amazing 99.60%. This is a reminder yet again of where we stand vis-à-vis the education scenario outside the Northeast, especially the South. Unless there is serious introspection among education experts and governments in the region, and total overhaul of the teaching-learning methodologies in place for both valid and reliable education catering to the imperatives of the day, things are unlikely to change. Pompous political education slogans must be replaced by solid action on the ground.

GUWAHATI, May 29: Altogether 62.29 per cent of the students from the eight northeastern States who took this year’s CBSE Class X final examination have cleared it, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. All the eight States, including Sikkim, fall under the Guwahati zone of the CBSE. Altogether 63,098 students from 915 schools from the region took the examination at 328 centres.

At 62.35 as pass percentage, boys fared better than girls (62.21 per cent). The pass percentage of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas was 92.21 per cent, while Kendriya Vidyalayas notched 91.25 per cent, independent or private schools scored 80.50 per cent, and government schools registered 34.71 per cent.
The government schools of Arunachal Pradesh have always been poor performers under the CBSE’s Guwahati zone. Their results have not improved despite receiving regular instructions from the CBSE office.

Don Bosco School, Pan Bazar in the city has once again performed well in the Class X final exams results. Out of 190 students who took the exams, 60 scored more than 90 per cent and 69 above 80 per cent aggregate in all subjects. Debraj Dey was the topper by scoring 96.6 per cent marks.
Expressing delight over the results, school Principal Fr. Sebastian Mathew attributed the success to the overall efforts of all stakeholders of the school, particularly the sincerity of students and teachers.

St. Mary’s Senior Secondary School, Maligaon and Modern English School, Kahilipara also performed impressively by registering 100 per cent success
Countrywide, four students topped the Class 10 CBSE examinations as girls once again outperformed the boys. The overall pass percentage was 86.70 per cent.

The top three performing regions are Thiruvananthapuram (99.60 pass percentage), Chennai (97.37 pass percentage) and Ajmer (91.86 pass percentage).