GUWAHATI, June 8: Institutions scoring zero pass percentage in Higher Secondary final examinations 2018, the results of which declared recently, was zero this year. The development implies significant improvement in academic performances by colleges and higher secondary schools.
“In the previous years there were colleges and higher secondary school which scored a duck in terms of pass percentage in higher secondary examinations in all three streams—science, commerce and arts. But this year it was an exception and there was not a single institute which scored zero pass percentage,” an official of Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) said. The AHSEC conducts the HS examinations as well declares results every year.
As many as 2,50,713 candidates took the examinations in all the four streams this year, and 193,277 of them have come out successful. While Arts has registered a pass percentage of 74.68 against 73.16 last year, Commerce has registered a pass percentage of 84.64 against 82.72 last year. Science has, however, registered a slight fall in its pass percentage – with 85.74 per cent coming out successful against 86.24 per cent last year. The pass percentage in vocational stream is 87.79 against 81.63 last year. Significant improvement in pass percentage in HS results has come as a relief for the new Education minister Siddhartha Bhattacharyya. But Bhattacharyya is worried about the HSLC or Matric results of this year which recorded zero pass percentage by 171 schools. Among 171 schools which scored zero pass percentage in HSLC exams there were 31 government schools. Majority of the schools with zero pass percentage were provincialised by the State Government in 2013. Besides the government and provincialized schools there were some private schools which scored zero pass percentage.