Schools on Sundays to improve Class 10 results in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a move to embark upon the poor performances of students in matriculation examinations, many schools in Kendrapara and Ganjam districts have started conducting classes even on Sundays.

The move of the authorities came after the School and Mass Education department served show cause notices to schools which recorded less than 60 pass percentage in the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations this year.

“We have fixed the accountability upon the schools and teachers for the poor performances of the students. Therefore, many schools in Kendrapara and Ganjam districts have started taking classes on Sundays,” informed School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra.

“We hope schools in other districts will also start having classes on Sundays. The teachers are taking the remedial classes as corrective measures and there is no such fixed duration for it,” added the Minister.

This year as many as 36 schools registered nil results which mean not a single student cleared the 10th examination. The state average pass percentage recorded below 80 per cent– first time in last five years, as per reports.