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Matric results take massive dip, worst in six years

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Despite attempts of the Department of School Education and Literacy as well as the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC), the Matric results, declared on Tuesday, took a massive dip showing a continuous declining trend.

The figures released by the Council suggested that out of 4,28,389 students who took the Matric exam, merely 2,54,830 students were able to clear the test, bringing the pass percentage down to 59.48 per cent, worst in six years since 2012.

As per the records, Hazaribagh district topped the merit list with 74.75 per cent students clearing the State Board Exam followed by Ranchi (72.93 per cent), East Singhbhum (68.22 per cent), Khunti (66.92 per cent) and Sahebganj (64.01 per cent).

On the other hand, performance of districts like Godda (50.67 per cent), Pakur (49.93 per cent), Chatra (42.59 per cent), Garhwa (40.21 per cent) and Latehar (38.19 per cent) has been placed in bottom. This year, boys outshone girls in the Matric exam with overall pass percentage 61.79. Over 1,28,959 boys appeared in the board exam whereas 1,25,871 girls took the examination achieving the pass percentage 57.29 in 2018.

However, expressing satisfaction over the performance of students, JAC Chairperson Arvind Prasad Singh said, “Overall pass percentage is a matter of concern but after going through the results, it is found that quite a number of students have been placed in first position while merely 35,000 students have got third division, indicating that gradually the quality of education in government schools is improving.”

Furthermore, the Chairperson added that there are several factors that determine the overall result. “The department in accordance to the result will review the status of education being imparted among the students in all the districts ranging from availability of teachers to infrastructure to students activities in the class.

Meanwhile, presenting an exemplary example of hard work, a student of Netarhat School, Tushar Ranjan topped in the State. Ranjan scored 488 marks out of 600 (97.60 per cent) while Neha Kumari, a student of Ursuline Convent; Ranchi grabbed the first position in the Capital City. Upholding the name of one of the prestigious cradle of the State Capital, proud Neha said that there is no substitute to the hard work. Neha secured 482 marks in the exam.

“Regular studies following the time-table and keeping a distance from internet and other electronic gadgets- the prime cause of distraction are the major reasons, I could achieve more than 95 per cent in the board exam,” Neha said.

Neha further stated that she wants to pursue medical science and had already applied to some of the best schools in the city for getting admission in science stream. Besides, Ursuline Convent, students of St. Annes came out with flying colours, with more than 19 students scoring perfect 100 in mathematics. The board examination was conducted from March 8 to April 3.




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