The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has laid up several guidelines to be observed by the education officials and school authorities to ensure that the schools obtain a good pass percentage this time.
Last year the pass percentage was zero in 5 aided and 30 unaided schools, says a KSEEB circular.
On the contrary, 100% results were achieved by 1,272 schools. KSEEB has asked non-performing schools to parallel the schools which have performed well and to follow the best practices to better students' performance. The Deputy Directors of Public Instruction (DDPIs) have been assigned to appoint nodal officers to keep a tab on each school and assemble a progress report which needs to be submitted to KSEEB.
SSLC students must have regular preparatory exams. Corrective measures will be taken to help the poor performing students to improve. Parent-teacher meetings to evaluate the students' performance should be organised as recommended by KSEEB. The students' progress must be updated to the State Development Monitoring Committees and members of the Gram Panchayat on a regular basis,says the circular.
The circular says that the students should be familiarised with previous years' question paper pattern. Tips and information about the SSLC exams that are provided by the media must be given to the children, it says.
KSEEB 's secretary, Nagendra Kumar said, "This is the first time that these guidelines have been issued by KSEEB for the entire State. In previous years, this was mostly done by the respective district offices."