Assam government to shut down 34 schools due to zero pass percentage in 10th results.

The Assam government is set to close around 34 schools in the state as all the students in these schools failed in the HSLC exams 2022. Read on to find out more.

Assam government to shut down schools

The Assam government has decided to shut down a total of 34 schools where all Class 10th students failed the HSLC Exams in 2022. Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu announced that these schools would be closed but the students would be given a chance to enroll in other schools.

The crackdown comes after not a single student out of a thousand students cleared the Class 10 Board Exams in the state-run schools. As per a report, the education minister has stated that investing the taxpayers’ money on such schools is “meaningless”. 

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In light of this, the government has decided to cut its losses and move on from these failing institutions. Education is an important right for every individual, and the government is committed to ensuring that every student has access to a quality education.

SEBA declared the HSLC Results for Class 10th on June 7. The overall pass percentage this year was recorded to be 56.49 percent, which is the lowest it has been since 2018.

As per a senior education official, the decision to close down 34 government schools has been taken due to the pass percentage being zero. However, so that the students are not impacted severely, they would be given a chance to enroll in other schools.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been attributed by many officials to the low performance of students and teachers. The shift to physical exams after almost 2 years of online classes caused a sharp decline in the performance of students as well. 

The Assam government’s decision has drawn mixed reactions from political parties. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has stated that “closing schools is not a solution”. The Delhi CM further stated that instead of closing the school, the focus should be on improving the school and providing quality education.