Giving district education officers in the state of pep talk during a review meeting in the run up to the exams minister said “A private matriculation school starts in a small way, and soon grows so big that it draws the best students from the area. When the government spends so much on education why can't we do better or as well as matriculation schools”, he asked.
He asked the DEO's to find out how many schools secured centum pass results in the board exams last year, and set personal targets to see that they exceeded that number this year. The minister said the officials that, it was the responsibility of the DEO's to ensure the smooth conduct of the exams and to see that nobody indulges in malpractices during he exams inside the exam hall or outside. Conduct meetings with the school heads regularly to check whether teachers have completed the syllabus and revising the portions, and visit schools often.
“Some school heads are just looking to see what the school day will end so they can go home. Some teachers also run business on the side. DEO's must visit the school often and ensure that such things do not happen”, said Sivapathy. He also asked them to ensure that DEO's run a background check on the character of part time teachers on consolidated pay drawn from the Parent Teacher Association. “Because they work part time and don't know which school they would be put in next they do not take care to behave properly with the students . Said the minister Sivapathy.