Morung Express News
Dimapur | April 30
Government schools in Nagaland failed to impress yet again, reaching a new low with regard to pass percentage in the HSLC examinations 2015. The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) today declared the results for the HSLC and HSSLC exams. In most parameters the results fared worse than last year, with a decrease in the overall pass percentage and an increase in the number of schools showing zero pass percentage.
The HSLC results showed a decline in pass percentage to 63.05% this year from 65.19% last year. With regard to the HSSLC exams, the overall pass percentage decreased to 72.13% this year from 78.27% last year. Out of 40 schools that showed a zero pass percentage, 38 were government schools while 2 were private schools.
This year, the number of government schools showing zero pass percentage increased to 38 from 24 last year. The pass percentage in government schools also drastically decreased to 34.55% from 41.69% last year.
The only saving grace for government schools was provided by a topper from GHS Tsurangkong, Buddiman Chetri, who secured the top 5 position in the HSLC exams and the 5 government schools who showed 100% pass percentage. These included GHS Kubolong, GHS Longsa and GHS Sungratsu under Mokokchung; GHS Phusachodu under Phek; and GHS Gungki under Peren.
However, the number of schools securing 100% qualified/pass percentage rose to 49, up by 9 from 2014. Meanwhile, the number of candidates who appeared both the HSLC and HSSLC exams showed an increase from last year. A combined total of 37296 candidates appeared the examinations this year.
In terms of district wise performance for Government schools, Peren district topped the table with a percentage of 50.90 % followed by Kohima district at 46.39%. Kiphire district is at the bottom of the table with 1.94% followed by Mon at 9.40%. In respect of private schools, Kohima district is at the top with a percentage of 84.70% followed by Phek district at 81.07%.
While both the boys and girls performed at par in the HSLC exams, the girls performed better at the HSSLC exams, with a pass percentage of 75.59% to the boys at 67.28%. 4 institutions under the Arts stream and 1 institution under Science stream secured 100% pass result. Under the HSSLC, only one school (private) showed a nil result. 731 candidates secured 80% and above out of 14905 qualified candidates which come to 5%. Out of these, 721 candidates are from private schools and 10 candidates are from Government schools.