As shocking as it may sound, but it is true. 232 areas in the state of Karnataka don't have a single student who has passed the Pre-University examinations. The report comes from the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Development (RDPR) survey.
The Pre-University Department has come up with an action plan to improve the number of students who will be completing the PU education in these areas where not even a single student has cleared the exams. The department has taken upon itself to find the accuracy of the information.
"This process started when we had a joint meeting along with the Commissioner of Department of Collegiate Education. There we drew up a plan to identify and motivate students from these villages to proceed further in their educational pursuit." said the Director of the PUE.
Concern about the Suture of the Students
The director also showed her concern by questioning that if the students are not focusing on clearing the examinations at the pre-university level, then how will they be loving up to the graduate level. She mentioned how SSLC and PU exams are important to reach the higher education.
"If that base itself is lacking, then it is a tough task. That is why we have asked authorities to first find out if this is the exact number and then we will start implementing our plans." Shikha said.
The Reason for such a Situation
The director of PUE stated that the students have been provided with all the facilities by the government, from bus pass to classrooms. She mentioned that the lack of awareness among the students is the reason for not even a single student passing the PU exams in the 232 areas.
The Action Plan
"There will be an opportunity for students to attend private classes through private institutes and they can appear for the forthcoming examinations in 2018. So that at least a few will complete their PUE education and this will build their confidence to pursue education further." Shikha said while talking about the second phase of the action plan.
It will involve search for the students who have completes the class 10 examinations and providing them with a chance, by conducting private classes for them and by helping them to appear for the 2018 PU examinations.
A few educators, consisting of principals and teachers are asked by the department to conduct a survey and confirm the number of the students who have failed to go ahead with PU.
"So, this whole exercise is all about creating an awareness to the students towards higher education." she continued. The officials from the education department have agreed with the plans, and said that the same will be applied to find out the SSLC students in all the villages.