Amritsar: Special classes for weak students helped govt schools improve results

Amritsar: Special classes for weak students helped govt schools improve results

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 29

This year’s Class XII Punjab School Education Board results put spotlight on the consistency with which government schools are performing better than private schools over the years.

The top three students from the district, who found place in the state merit list, are all from government schools, while many from government schools managed to secure 90 per cent marks. With the pass percentage of government schools at 97.43 per cent and that of private schools at 96.73 per cent, the performance of students from government schools has seen a significant improvement, say school heads.

“There is always a collaborative credit when the results are exceptional. But the improvement in students’ performance and results is due to the infrastructure overhaul and students’ efforts,” says Mandeep Kaur, Principal, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall Road. Their student Prabhdeep Kaur, secured the second position in the district and fifth in the state merit list. “The last two years have seen significant digital infrastructure uplift in government schools. Also, under the “Padho Punjab” initiative, special classes being conducted for weaker as well as intelligent students gave a push towards practical and nuanced learning. Online classes using video-audio learning material have increased concentration of students, especially saving time for hard working students,” said Mandeep.

Rajinder Singh, lecturer, vocational subjects at GGSSS, Mahna Singh road, whose student Jaspreet jointly stood second in the district and fifth in the state, said infrastructure overhaul was one of the reasons for better results. “We have been giving coaching to students, who are interested, after school hours and sometimes, even in morning before school begins. Regular house tests are conducted to know the students’ learning potential and progress. The highly educated faculty at government schools as compared to private schools contributes to the improved teaching. No doubts some private schools offer better infrastructure, but not all of them. Government schools have been upgrading their digital teaching infrastructure with smart classrooms, projector screens, smart labs and now special classes for weaker kids,” he said.

Top 3 students in merit list from govt schools

The top three students from the district, who found place in the state merit list, are all from government schools, while many from government schools managed to secure 90 per cent marks. With the pass percentage of government schools at 97.43 per cent and that of private schools at 96.73 per cent, the performance of students from government schools has seen a significant improvement, say school heads.

Improvement due to infrastructure overhaul

There is always a collaborative credit when the results are exceptional. But the improvement in students’ performance and results is due to the infrastructure overhaul and students’ efforts. — Mandeep Kaur, Principal, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall road

Conducted regular house tests

Highly educated faculty at government schools as compared to private schools contributes to improved teaching. Regular house tests are conducted to know the students’ learning potential and progress. — Rajinder Singh, lecturer, vocational subjects, at GGSSS, Mahna Singh road

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