Adilabad: Government schools, better known for tacky education and poor publicity, outperformed their counterparts in private sector by displaying remarkable performance in SSC exams which were declared on Monday. This can be attributed to a slew of measures taken up by Department of Education and sustained efforts of the government.
Fifty seven State-run schools achieved pass percentage of 100 as against 25 private ones in Adilabad district. In Kumram Bheem Asifabad, 17 government schools including 11 Ashram High Schools reached this milestone, while only three private schools could reach the milestone. As many as 36 public education institutions registered pass percentage of 100 per cent as against 46 private institutions in Nirmal district.
Similarly, 14 students from government schools were among 62 pupils who secured 10 Grade Points Average (GPA) in Adilabad district. Three students of State-run institutions also scored 10 GPA in Nirmal district and two students from Kumram Bheem Asifabad achieved the feat.
The Department of Education laid a special focus on improving performance of Class X students. Special classes were held twice every day starting from the month of September. Snacks were provided to students in the evening. Subject experts took classes on All India Radio-Adilabad station. Teachers helped in raising confidence level of students by giving tips.
“Besides, we roped in Nirvan, a voluntary organisation for providing career guidance and setting future goals for students. A Special focus was laid on slow learners. Tests were organised at regular intervals to ensure the pupils perform well in final examinations. All these steps greatly contributed to enhance the results,” Adilabad District Education Officer Ravinder Reddy told ‘Telangana Today.’
Visually challenged sets unique record in Karimnagar
While students are committing suicide over their poor academic performance, a visually challenged student has set a unique record by scoring highest marks in SSC.
Lucky Mirani, who wrote the exam with the help of a scribe, secured 10 GPA. He is the first visually challenged student to get 10 GPA. A resident of Chaitanyapuri colony, Karimnagar town, Lucky Mirani studied in Paramitha High School from nursery to Class X.
Lucky, who did not have any problem till the second standard, lost his eyesight after he was inflicted with retinal dystrophy disease. Not losing self-confidence, the boy searched for different methods to learn. The boy, who operates both laptop and mobile phone on his own, used to clarify doubts by interacting with class teachers and classmates on mobile phone besides listening lessons on computer, he informed.
Expressing happiness over his son’s achievement, Deepak, father of the student, said his son used to clarify doubts by using laptop and mobile phones besides attending classes. He used to help his son by recording lessons on a computer.
A government school teacher, Deepak aims to make his son an IAS officer by preparing for civil service examination. Lucky’s mother, Muskan is a fashion designer.
Karimnagar MLA Gangula Kamalakar appreciated Lucky for his stellar performance.