Proactive measures like inspections and interactions help boost performance

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) high schools and pre-university colleges have registered good results in both Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and PU examinations.

The BBMP runs 13 PU colleges and 33 high schools in the city.

According to sources here, the pass percentage for both the examinations had registered an increase.

While the pass percentage for SSLC was just 35 during the previous academic year (2009-10), it has increased to 57 per cent this year (2010-11). The pass percentage for PU examination increased from last year's 52 to 56 this year.

SSLC exam

Sources said that as many as 2,092 students appeared for the SSLC examination this year. Of them, 1,185 students passed.

A total of 236 students secured first class, 289 second and 660 third.

Ten students secured more than 85 per cent.

Of them, three each were from the corporation school in Sriramapura and Magadi Road, two from the school in Vidyaranyanagar and one each from Byraveshwaranagar and Gandhinagar.

PU results

From the 13 PU colleges, 2,216 students appeared for the examination. Of them, 1,241 students passed. Twelve students secured more than 85 per cent. Of them, three each were from the PU college on Dispensary Road and Magadi Road, two from Padarayanapura, and one each from Cleveland Town, Chamarajpet, Sriramapura and Mathikere. Of the 1,241 students who passed, 484 secured first class, 393 second and 352 third.

Measures initiated

The previous Standing Committee for Education had initiated several measures to improve the quality of education in BBMP-run institutions. Members inspected various schools, interacted with the teachers and motivated students to perform better.

The SSLC students, for the first time, were given workbooks, besides learning hands-on in the mobile laboratories.

Sources averred that all these measures had helped improve the pass percentage in these institutions.

Children from mostly poor socio-economic backgrounds study in the BBMP-run institutions.