Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A recent article in the indian express quotes the DEO as saying that it was necessary that a pass percent close to 60 percent must be maintained for the SSc board exams. This figure doesnot depend on how the children write their papers but on the fact that all seats in schools must be filled. So called grace marks are awarded each year on a purely arbitary basis. One year it is 25 and the next its 35. Seeing this it becomes obvious that for students who are just passing it is a matter of luck. If they are lucky enough to be in the 60 percent then they get through,else they dont. And what happens to the meritorious, sample this: 29000 students passed this year due to grace marks. Hows that for a statistic? Hows that for the shit hole called education?

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