Chittoor registers poor show in Inter results

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The district has taken a back seat in the performance of Intermediate examination results this year.

Tirupati: The district has taken a back seat in the performance of Intermediate examination results this year. As against the second place in senior inter examination results among 13 districts in the state last year, the district fell steeply to sixth place this time. This is the poorest performance of the district during the last five years.

It has secured fourth and second places in alternative years from 2015-16 to 2018-19 with highest percentage of 80 per cent and lowest of 73. This time the pass percentage of 64 has disappointed everyone. Out of 43,537 students, who appeared for senior inter examinations only 27,895 have passed.

However, in junior intermediate results, the district could maintain its sixth position from last year by securing 57 per cent as against 58 per cent of last year. The district could get fourth place in 2015-16 with 70 pass per cent which remained the highest in the last five years.

The parents of intermediate students were of the view that the lack of proper monitoring of colleges by higher officials is the main reason for deteriorating results. "There was no regular monitoring of junior colleges. Neither there were any periodical inspections. There is no system to fix responsibility on the faculty for poor results," said a retired lecturer.

Meanwhile, the problems remain the same with the guest faculty continuously waiting for their salaries for the last two years. Also, no efforts were made to fill up the existing vacancies in junior colleges. One junior lecturer observed that exams were held in a strict manner this year following some reforms and there was no organised copying unlike previous years. However, this would help in improving standards and should be welcomed.

Last year, some of the government junior college faculty attributed the success to mid-day meal scheme as it helped in bringing dropouts to a minimum. However, this scheme was stopped during this academic year.

Even though the general secretary of government junior lecturers' association V Ravi said the changes in question paper pattern was one reason for drop in pass percentage some other lecturers differed with this argument. They felt the need to monitor the system with proper planning to see better results next year.

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