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Assam: Ranoj Pegu Ordered a Performance Audit Of Colleges For Lowest HS Result

Assam Education Minister Ranoj shows dissatisfaction with the results of the Higher Secondary (HS) examinations in provincialized degree colleges.

Ranoj Pegu

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jun 2023 6:18 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Assam Education Minister Ranoj has expressed disappointment with the results of the Higher Secondary (HS) examinations in provincialized degree colleges. As a result, he acted quickly, launching a performance assessment of these colleges and requesting explanations from their principals.

Taking on Twitter Ranoj Pegu informed that, “Started analysing HS Results. Colleges running HS performed worst with only 56.89%. Govt. & provincialised HS/SS schools performed better. I have ordered a performance audit of the Colleges. College principals need to explain. @ngmahanta @SamalBiswa_R”

According to data given by the Education Ministry, the pass percentage for government institutions was 75.93%, while the pass percentage for provincialized high schools was 76.17%. Provincialized degree colleges, on the other hand, reported a substantially lower pass percentage of only 56.89%. Provincialized senior secondary schools performed better, with 78.35% passing.

Assam HS Result 2023: Stream-wise Toppers

Science - Nikhilesh Dutta (484/500)

Arts - Sankalpajit Saikia (490/500)

Commerce - Varsha Bothra and Sukanya Kumar (472/500)

The pass percentages in several streams have decreased. The pass rate in the Arts stream fell from 83.48% last year to 70.12% this year, while the success rate in Science fell from 92.19% to 84.96%. Similarly, in Commerce, the percentage fell from 87.27% to 79.57%. Even in the Vocational stream, the pass percentage fell from 89.30% last year to 85.61% this year.

On the other hand, as the performance audit progresses, students, parents, and education stakeholders eagerly await the findings and subsequent corrective measures. The government's commitment to tackling the issues faced by provincialized degree colleges is viewed as a significant step towards improving Assam's overall educational standard.

The principals of the provincialized degree colleges are anticipated to give their reasons in the coming weeks, shedding light on the factors that contributed to the dismal HS results. The performance audit findings will help the Education Ministry develop specific measures to improve the academic performance of these colleges and provide a brighter future for the students.

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