Chandigarh | 23% Students Fail Class 9 Exam Despite Grace Marks

The number of students failed in Class 9 exams in Chandigarh will definitely shock you!

The Class 9 examination’s results in Chandigarh were declared on Friday afternoon and a total of 3,420 students failed the exams. 14,607 government school students had appeared for the Class 9 examination.

The criteria to get promoted to the next class is 25% marks. 23% of the students failed to the criteria and they have been detained. Until last year the students were given compartment and one more chance to improve their scores. The schools have implemented the new policy by CBSE of giving 15 grace marks to the students after the education department decided not to give the students another chance.

The Never Ending Poor Performances Of The Students 

The performance has not improved as 10 out of 89 government schools performed worst this year and around 100 students failed the exams. The poor performances of the students are as follow:

  • Government Model High School (GMHS), Mauli Jagran – 232 out of 615 students failed
  • Government High School (GHS), Mauli Colony – 174 out of 522 students failed
  • Government High School, Dhanas – 168 out of 414 students failed
  • Government High School,  Hallomajra – 135 out of 350 students failed
  • GMHS, Manimajra – 100 out of 321 students failed
  • GMSSS-56 – 138 out of 379 students failed
  • GMSSS, Modern housing complex – 139 out of 557 students failed
  • GMSSS, Dhanas –  112 out of 424 students failed
  • GMHS, Sector 25 – 123 out of 349 students failed

Chandigarh Schools That Performed Well

A lot of students failed the exams and a lot of students performed well. The students of the schools which performed well:

  • Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 22 – 93% students passed the exam
  • GMSSS-18 – 93% students passed the exam
  • GMSSS-16 – 93% students passed the exam
  • GMSSS 19 – 91.48% students passed the exam
  • GMHS, Sector 22 – 91% students passed the exam

The president Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association said that the results have improved after the schools implemented CBSE’s new policy of granting grace marks to the students.

Good Initiative But Poor Implementation To Improve The Results

Chandigarh education department in association with State Council Educational Research and Training (SCERT) had planned to constitute committees in 2015 to improve the quality of education in government schools and also to improve the class 9 results. The motive of the committees was to conduct regular meetings of school principals and school teachers.

The SCERT head said that the initiative was taken by Chandigarh education department and there were discussions and suggestions to improve results. However, they have not been updated yet regarding the same and they haven’t been given any assignments so far.

Image = The Indian Express


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