Karnataka

Will admissions go up in govt. schools this year?

This year, government high schools fared better than aided schools in the SSLC examination. None of the government schools in Mysuru district got zero percent results and some did exceedingly well compared to schools under private managements with grant-in-aid from the government.

Have the results shored up the profile of government schools, resulting in increase in admissions? The authorities here are pondering over this since they have their task cut out – to bring more children to the government schools.

Even as the schools’ quality saw an improvement over the years as maintained by officials, the government high schools went past aided schools and stood second in overall SSLC results this year. This has boosted the confidence of school authorities who have launched an admission drive.

Mysuru’s position in the SSLC results slipped from 11 to 17. However, officials said corrective steps will be taken and bring it back among top 10 by next year.

DDPI Panduranga said the department will strictly monitor the performance of schools under grant in aid this year since their pass percentage fell below the government schools. “Of course, we need not worry about private school managements with regard to SSLC results but aided schools that receive government grants need to pull up their socks since their uninspiring performance has affected the district’s overall pass percentage,” he argued.

Special attention will be given to schools that scored less than 40%, he said, adding that three meetings had been held with the heads of the schools and staff in this connection.

Mr. Panduranga expressed confidence that the government schools’ performance will motivate parents to send their wards to these schools. “There is no limit on the intake of children in government schools and we hope to make a difference this year as far as admissions are concerned,” he said. Till June-end there is scope for admissions in government schools. The authorities are calling upon parents to believe in the government schools instead of sending their wards to private schools by paying hefty fees.

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