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Decay of education standards in HP Govt. Schools on alarming stage owing to poor teaching staff and chronic staff shortage: CAG

SHIMLA- Half of the students in 20% government schools of Himachal Pradesh had failed their Class 10 exams and 14% the Class 12 exams in 2014-15, CAG audit report has revealed. Similarly, for Class 12, 10 of the 1,375 schools had zero result and 48 schools had less than 25% results in 2014-15. Report said 463 Class 10 schools had pass percentages ranging from 26 to 50, as did 204 class 12 schools during this period. In 2014-15, there were 2,230 high schools and 1,375 senior secondary schools in Himachal Pradesh. Their shortage of teaching staff was 14 and 39% respectively as of March 2015.Surprisingly, said the CAG, no action was taken by the department against the teachers in schools with less than 25% results.Government schools were losing out to the private ones owing to shortage of staff.

Report: Hindustan Times
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