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This is against the interests of students, says Chief Education Officer

ERODE: Chief Education Officer, Erode, P. Ramaraj has asked higher secondary schools not to fail Plus One students to achieve 100 per cent results in Plus Two.

Addressing a gathering of higher secondary school heads and teachers in Kavindapady on Tuesday, Mr. Ramaraj said most often schools raised the pass criterion to prevent low scoring Plus One students from moving to Plus Two, to achieve 100 per cent results in the public examination.

Such a move, he said, would be against the students’ interests and added that the real challenge for teachers was to help such students clear the public examination.

Mr. Ramaraj said schools failed between five and 10 per cent of students to achieve cent per cent results.

Experience

Narrating his experience in Thanjavur, the chief education officer said if 100 students who failed in Plus One were sent to Plus Two, at least 50 of them would clear the public examination and that would make a world of difference for those students.

Along with senior teachers, he then examined the pass criterion in each of the 182 higher secondary schools in the district.

Several officers in the Education Department were also present at the meeting.

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