Published: 25th May 2018
School Education Department holds meeting to improve results in Coimbatore govt schools after fall in SSLC pass percentages
Officials from the School Education and Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare departments inspected private schools and checked whether reservation rules had been followed in Plus One admissions
In view of the fall in the SSLC and Plus Two pass percentages, School Education Department officials held a meeting on Thursday and discussed ways to improve the results. Heads of government, corporation, municipal and aided schools in the district attended the meeting.
In the public examinations, results of which were released recently, there was a fall in the pass percentage in Coimbatore district. For Plus Two, the pass percentage fell by 0.35 to 95.48 and for SSLC by 0.56 to 95.86.
Chief Educational Officer P Ayyannan, who presided, discussed the reasons for the fall in both public examinations. He also spoke on ways to improve it in the next academic year.
Meanwhile, officials from the School Education and Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare departments inspected private schools in the Gandhipuram and Puliakulam areas and checked whether reservation rules had been followed in Plus One admissions.
“All higher secondary schools have to compulsorily follow the rule of reservation, according to which 18 per cent seats should be allotted to students from SC/ST, 20 percent to MBC and 31 percent to BC communities. Though this rule has been in place since the 2013-14 academic year, many private schools were not following the rule,” said an official.
“Though a private school in Gandhipuram received seven applications from SC/ST students, only three of them were admitted. Asked why the others were denied admission, the school did not have a proper answer. However, an SC student who came for admission said he was denied admission based on his marks. A private school in Puliakulam also did not follow the reservation rule. This school will be inspected on Friday also,” he added.