Punjab

Capt Amarinder congratulates students & teachers for excellent performance in Class X PSEB exams

Punjab Tribune Bureau | May 09, 2019 07:24 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has congratulated teachers and students for their best ever performance in PSEB Matriculation results which were announced yesterday.

For the first time, the pass percentage of Government Schools was better than that of private schools, with the former recorded at 88.21% in comparison to the overall pass percentage of private schools which stood at 85%.

The pass percentage in government schools was 30% higher than last year, the Chief Minister said, adding that the hard work and dedication of the teachers had paid off and the Committee of Principals that he had set up after the  disappointing results last year had also shown exemplary results. Pertinently, the pass percentage in 2018 was a mere 58.14%, while 2017 had registered only 52.80%.

The Committee had mandated to suggest reforms and had made extensive presentations before the Chief Minister. Captain Amarinder Singh, after deliberating on the merits of the suggestions, had directed the School Education Department to implement the same.

Improved basic infrastructure and teaching aids had led to the improvement in education standards, said the Chief Minister, reiterating his commitment to further enhance the levels to make Punjab students globally competitive.

Interestingly, the border districts of Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Ferozepur have shown distinctive performance this year. Pathankot’s pass percentage has gone up from a mere 52.33% last year to 91.20%, with Gurdaspur and Amritsar closely following at 88.94% and 88.52%, as against 59.96% and 54.86% last year respectively.


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