Private schools in Dima Hasao have once again outperformed the government run schools in the recently declared HSLC examination results conducted by SEBA.
Not a single student from fourteen government schools was able to pass the HSLC examination. The schools have recorded zero percent result in the examination.
Similarly, in 2018, six schools in Dima Hasao have recorded zero percent result. It should be mentioned that the schools lack adequate number of teachers since long. Also the students come from poor backgrounds and most of their parents are illiterate and could not properly guide their children in their studies.
“During pre-matric selection test we have disqualified many students but later qualified them after their parents request and promise to guide them through private tutors,” a teacher of Jatinga HS School said.
On the other hand, Dima Hasao Inspector of School Biren Singh Engti said that several posts of teacher are lying vacant in the district. “The government has allowed only Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) certificates holder for the post of teacher at governments schools, hence appointment is very low in the district,” Engti said.
“Also some teachers have been engaged in election duty and several other duties by the government, which is the main reason behind the poor performance. The other new appointment process also took time which ultimately impact on studies of students,” added Engti.
However, Engti said, “After consulting with the council authorities a departmental action will be taken against those school authorities who failed to pass their students.”
A total of 1,555 students out of total 2,691 students have cleared the HSLC exam in Dima Hasao district.