Bhubaneswar, July 25 (LocalWire): The state government is considering the introduction of audio-visual medium in the 82 government-run high schools which recorded zero-pass-ratio in the High School Certificate (HSC) examination this year.
The inglorious record of all the students failing in the examination in 82 schools spread across the state has become a matter of serious concern for the authorities.
The examination and question pattern has been simplified over the years.
It has already been made easy for the students who know the basics of the courses, so en-masse failure indicates that there is something seriously wrong with these educational institutions, said senior officials of schools and mass education department.
They will shortly inspect the schools to ascertain the discrepancies and anomalies that led to the zero-result.
Increased surveillance on examination malpractice besides the parallel set of questions this year had thwarted the unscrupulous students from resorting to unfair means in the examination.
That is being believed to be one of the factors for the rise in the number of zero-result schools, officials believe.
They are mulling audio-visual medium hoping that students can grasp the subjects better than routine classroom teaching.
At present over 5,000 high schools in the state are have audio-visual medium teaching as part of Information computer teaching (ICT) scheme.
There has been marked improvement in the performance of students enrolled in these institutions, they said.
This apart, it will also be studied whether students suffered per-examination nervous syndrome.
If required, the teachers from these schools would be imparted teaching-enhancement training.
Subject-wise special coaching of students is also being planned, the official added.
The number of zero-result schools is steadily on the rise.
It was 14 and 21 respectively in 2017 and 2018.