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Jagtial Collector comes in for praise

District officials felicitating Collector A. Sharath in Jagtial town on Monday.

District officials felicitating Collector A. Sharath in Jagtial town on Monday.  

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District tops State for third successive year in SSC pass percentage

Jagtial district performed a hat-trick of sorts in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations by securing top rank in the State consecutively for three years — from 2017 to 2019.

The district was carved out Karimnagar district in October 2016. Since then, Collector A. Sharath has been according top priority for education and focused keenly on the performance of SSC students right from March 2017 examination onwards and performed a hatrick for securing highest pass percentage in the state for three consecutive years.

In March 2017, the district secured 97.53%; in March 2018 it was 97.56%, and in March 2019 it was 99.73%.

As part of preparation for the SSC examinations in 2017, when the Collector had warned the teaching community that they would lose their annual increment if their students fail, there were protests from the teaching community.

Teachers’ efforts

However, the teachers accepted the challenge and strived hard to achieve highest pass percentage.

After tasting success by emerging as the top district in the State in SSC pass percentage, since March 2018 examinations onwards, teachers are voluntarily coming forward and submitting written undertaking stating they are ready to face any action if their students do not live up to the expectations.

The teaching community had forgone their leave during the examinations preparation time and actively participated in the conduct of morning and evening special classes.

Uttejam drive

In order to achieve cent per cent results, the Collector had launched a programme called “Uttejam” (motivation) by involving the villagers and philanthropists to sponsor for providing evening snacks during the study hours. Buoyed by the success, the villagers, teachers and student community — with the support of their parents — sponsored for the evening snacks.

Students ‘adopted’

Besides, each teacher had adopted at least 10 students and ensured that they are successful in the examinations. The Collector had also inspected the conduct of evening classes and also appointed district officers as special officers to inspect the conduct of classes.

Accordingly, the teaching community worked round the clock and performed the hat-trick with 99.73 pass percentage, which is a record in itself. On the other hand, sanctioning of dual desks to the schools which secure cent per cent results had also helped in improvement of results.

Talking to The Hindu on Monday, Collector A. Sharath attributed the performance to team work of teaching community, students, villagers, philanthropists, and also the district officers.

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