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All students of 16 HP Govt schools fail class X exams, 86 others reported pass percentage of 20 or less

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SHIMLA- All students who sat for the Class X board examination in 16 government high schools in Himachal Pradesh (HP) have reportedly failed, according to the HP Board of School Education. The board, which declared the results recently, also said a pass percentage of 20 or less was recorded in another 86 government schools.

According to reports, most of the Class X toppers were students of private schools, with girls outshining boys.

The report also said the class XII board results were not uplifting either. Zero pass percentage was recorded in three schools two in Shimla and one in Kangra. There are 2,012 senior secondary schools in the state. The pass percentage was reportedly less than 20 in 24 schools.

The report said one of the reasons behind such poor class X results could be the low number of students taking the exam. The board data states that only a single student took the exam at Government High School, Mooring (Lahaul-Spiti), and failed. A senior secondary school in Gaushal in the same district saw just a couple of students take the exam. Both of them failed. Sharvi, a government school in Kullu district, had only four students taking the exam three of them have to appear for re-tests and one failed.

Government Senior Secondary School in Pathiar, Kangra, was an exception: It saw over 120 students taking the exam. Nine students cleared it while 13 will have to appear for re-tests, said the Indian Express report.

PC Dhiman, the state additional chief secretary (education), has reportedly asked the HP Board of School Education for details of the schools whose students under performed in the class X and XII board examinations.

The number of poorly performing schools is not very high compared to the number of well-performing schools (with 90-100 pass percentages). But I have asked education department officials to submit a report explaining the reasons for zero pass percentage,

Dhiman said

According to the another report by Finacial Express, a April 2016 report by the Comptroller and Auditor General had revealed that half the students in 20 percent of the government schools in the state couldn’t pass the class X board exams while 14 percent couldn’t clear the class XII board exams in 2014-2015. The report also highlighted the dire shortage of teachers in the state.

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Proposed HPBOSE Date-Sheets for 8th, 10th, 12th Exams 2021 Issued, Objections Invited till Feb 10

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Shimla-Date-sheets for Class 10, 12, and 8 yearly examinations for the 2020-21 session have been released by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education yesterday. These schedules would apply to both regular and State Open School (SOS) students. 

These are proposed date-sheets, which have been uploaded on the official HPBOSE website and objections have been invited from teachers, students, and parents. Objections can be mailed on www.hpbose2011@gmail.com till 10 February 2021.

According to the proposed HPBOSE date-sheets, examinations for 10th class would be held from May 5 to May 20, 2021. For 12th class, exams would be held from May 4 to May 29. Exams for 8th class would be held from May 5 to May 19. While timings for class 10th and 8th would be 8:45 to 12 PM, class 12th exams would be conducted from 1:45 PM to 5 PM.

The Board has already decided that yearly examinations of HPBOSE for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 would not be conducted online. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties.

HPBOSE Class 12 Date-Sheet 2021

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HPBOSE Class 8 Date-Sheet 2021

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Class 10th and 12th Yearly Exams Will Not be Conducted Online Due to Lack of Uniform Internet Connectivity in State: HPBOSE

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Dharamshala-Yearly examinations of Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 will not be conducted online, informed Dr Suresh Kumar Soni, Chairman, HPBOSE. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties, he said.

It was decided after the Chairman held a video conference with Deputy Directors and school principals/headmasters to discuss the matter relating to the conduction of examinations.

He also informed that due to the pandemic schools remained closed and the Board could not conduct online practical exams and said that it is considering to allow the schools to conduct them at their level.  Further, to avoid crowding at schools, exams would be conducted in morning and evening sessions and more examination centres would be created. He informed that the Board is also considering to provide question papers for 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th classes to maintain uniformity in examinations across the state.  

Various aspects related to various classes are under consideration and would be forwarded to the Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, he said. In accordance with Minister’s directions, the Board would try to resume regular examinations, the Chairman added.

Further, he informed that the Board is conducting examinations for 12th class (Science) in March 2020 and has invited applications from candidates. The candidates can apply online through nearest SOS centre between 28th December to 28th January.

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Himachal Shuts Down All Educational Institutes A Week After Re-Opening 

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Shimla-A week after re-opening for regular classes, the Himachal Pradesh Government had to shut down all government and private schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from 11th to 25th November 2020, for students, teaching and non-teaching staff amid alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held on November 10, 2020. It’s pertinent to mention that the state government had re-opened the school for the students of 9th to 12th from November 2. However, during the past few days, hundreds of teachers and several students tested positive in various schools, especially in Mandi district.

Meanwhile, the unpreparedness of the state government came to light as the largest medical facility – IGMC Shimla- ran out of space in isolation wards for COVID-19 patients. It’s packed to full capacity. Reportedly, another dedicated COVID-19 hospital – DDU Shimla- was also running out of space. The government has also failed to establish make-shift hospitals, which it had been promising for the past couple of months. However, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur had been maintaining in media statements that the government was prepared for all eventualities.

Questions have also been raised over the quality of protective gear provided to health staff as several officials tested positive at a COVID-19 hospital in Mandi district.

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