Berhampur,Oct 19 (LocalWire) : Students of Ganjam district appearing the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination in the current academic year has DREAM to help them for improved performance.
Then district administration has launched a special drive titled DREAM (Drive for Result Enhancement in Annual Matriculation Examination) with an aim to increase the pass percentage in HSC examination this year.
“Under the programme, special focus will be given to prepare the students to face the annual examination successfully and to increase pass percentage in the district”, said district education officer (DEO), Ganjam, Sanatan Panda.
Since the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) is going to introduce the new pattern of questions in the next annual HSC examination in the current academic year, Panda asked the teachers to make the students prepare in the new pattern which will be easy for them during examination.
In a letter issued to all head masters of government high schools in the district, he has asked to conduct common test on two subjects every week, preferably Monday and Thursday, before the test examination scheduled to be held in first week of December.
In the first phase, model question bank will be prepared subject-wise at school level focusing on high, low and moderate achievers for their practice.
In the second phase of the common test, question papers will be prepared at the district level and sent to schools through e-mail, he said
While the first common test will be held for 50% of the syllabus of Class X, the second test will be for rest 50 percent, he said.
After evaluation of the answer papers, the standard of the students would be assessed.
The teachers of the concerned schools have been asked put in special focus by conducting extra classes to improve the standard and confidence of the students and get them prepared for the annual HSC examination, he said.
A workshop on DREAM initiative will be held tomorrow in which headmasters of the high schools would attend.
‘We will incorporate the ideas in the programme after receiving their suggestions during the discussion” he said.
Menwhile, he said the initiative is not only meant for Class X students but for Class IX as well who will appear the annual HSC examination in 2021.
The programme assumed significance in the wake of falling pass percentage in annual HSC examination in the district since last three years.
While the pass percentage in 2017 was 83.36%, it dropped to 71.85% last year followed by 71.94% in 2019, sources said.