Udalguri has recorded abysmal performance with pass percentage of only 36.9. The state has also performed poorly in HSLC board exams conducted by SEBA with 56.04 pass percentage.
The private sector schools of Tangla town perfomed average with Auxilum Convent Tangla which seems to have gained its lost glory as 27 out of 31 students secured first divisions with 7 students securing distinctions and 13 securing star marks.
Meanwhile Arunodoi Academy another private school witnessed 33 first divisions,7 distinctions and 7 star marks out of 63 students. Two students of the school secured state highest 100 marks in General Mathematics.
Another private school, Tangla English Medium High School(TEMHS) witnessed 20 first divisions including 1 with distinction marks and 3 with star marks. The school also gave the best performing candidate in the town with Shruti Sarkar securing 95% marks. She is the daughter of Sankar Sarkar and Laxmi Sarkar.
The government schools like Tangla HS school, Tangla Model High school and Tangla Girls HS school performed abysmally low in terms of pass percentage. It seems the state education department’s much hyped exercise of Gunotsav aiming to evaluate schools and student of schools in order to assess their performance and improve the quality of education couldn’t be of much help in terms of the overall performance of government aided schools.
Talking to Northeast Now , on the dip in pass numbers and poor performance of government schools, Academic Inspector of Schools, Udalguri, Jayanta Kumar Sharma said there is a clear reason for the gloomy picture. The Gunotsav was more of a gimmick focusing on cleanliness, discipline and extra co-curricular activities and less on the academic. Sarma blamed the state government for roping a large number of teachers to help with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update process for the past one year.” He said.
Most of the Mathematics and Science teachers were engaged in the NRC resulting in poor performance of the school students. The government’s lack of a policy to deal with the issue has resulted in poor performance of students in HSLC.