Guwahati: The pass percentage of High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) exam result conducted by the Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) saw a slight increase with 4.19. The pass percentage of the examination is 60.23 in 2019 which was 56.04 in 2018.
Addressing a press conference here in Guwahati, State Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharyya said that he is surprised with the pass percentage of the students in HSLC examination. “I am annoyed with the poor performance of the Guwahati-based government schools in the examination,” said Bhattacharyya.
The Education Minister said that he is quite unhappy with the results of some particular government schools based in Guwahati especially T.C. Govt. Higher Secondary School, MP School, Cotton Collegiate School and Kamrup Academy have surprised the minister with their poor performance. The minister said that he will personally speak to the principals of the school to check the loopholes.
Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharyya further said that an investigation will be launched against those who have circulated the results on social media an hour before the declaration of the result. “Strict action will be taken against those who circulated rumours on social media. WhatsApp group will also be scrutinized in relation to the matter as the results have been circulated hours before the board has officially declared it,” Bhattacharyya added.
He further informed that they will take the help of cyber cell of Assam police to investigate on the matter.
Congratulating the rank holders, the minister said that Dhemaji district has maintained the tradition of recording the highest pass percentage.
Further, the education minister said that this time no grace mark has been given. “There are 2760 private schools in the state out of which 491 schools have come out with cent percent pass percentage. This year, the pass percentage of male student in the HSLC examination is 62.69 percent while that of the girls is 57.99 percent,” the minister informed.
It has also been informed that the numbers of position holders have increased than that of last year and 10 students out of 39 position holders are from government schools. The education minister also informed that 65 government schools have come out with 100% pass percentage. “There are 289 schools out of 7000 of which there is not even a pass percentage of 0-9% which out of which 37 are government schools. This is quite serious and it needs to be looked after,” the minister said.
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