Mangaluru, May 01, 2019: ’Nammura Shaale’ Guruvayanakere in Belthangady taluk has become the only government school in Karnataka to achieve 100% pass results in SSLC exams for the eighth time in a row.
Jagannath, headmaster, said that of the 78 students who wrote the examination, 51 had scored above 80%. “A student also topped the taluk with 612 marks,” he said with pride.
In 2017, then education minister, Principal Secretary to Education Department (primary and secondary education) Shalini Rajneesh and local Belthangady MLA Vasanth Bangera had felicitated the teachers for having helped the school beat Chikkodi school’s record of five successive 100% passes.
Teachers in the school, following a model, take special classes even during festivals/holidays, to complete the syllabus by October. Students who are academically poor get more attention from the teachers. After completing chapter-wise revisions, four preparatory examinations are conducted, before the start of SSLC examinations.
“The students are also counselled prior to the start of examinations. Our morning missed-call strategy – where teachers give missed calls to students 5 am onwards until they are wide awake – also has inspired other schools,” adds Jagannath.
Other 100% results : Out of the total 84 schools which had recorded 100% results, 17 are government, 5 are aided and 62 are unaided schools.
Three students have scored 624 marks, five students have scored 622, four students have scored 621 and seven students have scored 620 marks.
100% in Udupi : In Udupi district, 36 government, aided and unaided schools recorded 100% results.
Government schools reported 85.01% (4972/5849), Aided school, 85.76% (2813/3280) and unaided schools reported 94.79% (3672/3874).
Byndoor block reported 83.15%, Kundapur, 85.44%, Karkala 84.06%, Udupi North, 85.83% and Udupi South 79.74%.
Endosulfan victims defy odds to clear SSLC :
Joyous celebrations at the Endosulfan day care centre in Koila, Puttur taluk, was noted after two of its inmates overcame all obstacles to pass the SSLC examinations.
Manoj, son of Bhaskar Gowda and Revathi, scored first class (64 per cent) in the SSLC examinations. Manoj, suffering from 85 per cent disability, wrote the examinations with the help of his scribe, Mayur. Interestingly, Manoj, who has undergone four surgeries, never sought any subject exemptions and appeared for the examinations like any other student. Manoj is keen on securing a government job in order to look after his elderly parents.
Revathi, daughter of Babu Mugera and Leela, cleared SSLC examinations with 44 per cent marks. Revathi belongs to the Scheduled Caste and was assisted by her scribe, Likitha. Revathi is keen on pursuing her Pre-University course.
Both Manoj and Revathi had decided to take up their examinations at the Government School in Uppinangady. However, Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) Y Shivaramaiah intervened and ensured that they took up the examinations at a school in Ramakunja, which was close to their day care centre.
Seva Bharathi, in a press release, has congratulated the students and staff on achieving the feat. Seva Bharathi also thanked the Education department for the cooperation extended to their teachers and the endosulfan victims.