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Subject-wise performance of government schools assessed

40 teachers of Class X were called for analysing reasons behind poor results

Directorate will meet teachers of Class XII

on Thursday, Friday

PUDUCHERRY: The Directorate of School Education is in the process of assessing the subject-wise performance of government schools in the last Class X and XII Board examinations to identify shortfalls. Teachers of the subjects in which performance was poor have been identified for analysing the reasons behind the poor performance and suggesting measures for improvement.

“The primary objective of this initiative is to improve the results in the next Board examinations. We will look at the ways in which the department can help the teachers,” Director of School Education S. Sundaravadivelu said.

The directorate has already completed the process of identifying subject-wise teachers of Class X of government schools in Puducherry. Teachers handling Tamil, English, mathematics and science were called for assessment in the beginning of September. About 40 teachers from each subject were summoned.

“During the meeting, the teachers outline their requirements. We are directly addressing the teachers and deciding on what should be done,” he said.

A questionnaire for “diagnostic study” of the examination results is being given to the teachers. “Many felt that there is a need for providing model question papers, while some suggested the use of CDs for teaching English poems,” Mr. Sundaravadivelu said.

Officer on Special Duty, State Training Centre (STC) V. Krishnan said, “For Class X assessment, the subject of social science was excluded as the results were good. Teacher educators of STC interacted with subject teachers. Usually, the heads of institutions are called for such meetings but this time, the directorate is directly interacting with the teachers concerned,” he said.

Subsequently, the directorate would meet teachers of Class XII on September 24 and 25. As Tamil and English recorded good performance, teachers handling these subjects have been excluded from the process.

However, teachers handling physics, chemistry, biology, botany, zoology, chemistry, mathematics, economics, commerce, accounts, business maths, political science and history would be assessed, Mr. Krishnan said.

The STC would take up continuous remedial measures and identify slow learners once the results of quarterly examinations are declared.

“Tips on good study will be given to students through the subject teachers and we will develop a positive attitude in them,” he said.