Shillong, July 22: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday that the state government has decided to identify secondary schools with poor performance in the board examinations and take certain measures to ensure more support is given to such schools.
The statement came after poor performance of schools in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination conducted by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) this year.
The chief minister said that poor performance of students in the SSLC examination is a matter of concern for the government.
Only 50.31 per cent students have passed the SSLC examination this year.
The overall pass percentage this year was the lowest in five years compared to the previous years, which recorded the overall pass percentage was 55.72 per cent in 2019, 56.76 per cent in 2018 and 54 per cent in 2017.
â€œIt is a matter of concern and we have been discussing this with the education department as it requires a lot of improvement at the grassroot level,â€ Sangma told reporters.
He informed that the government has decided to identify secondary schools with poor performance and take certain measures to ensure more support is given to such schools.
Attributing many factors to the poor performance , the chief minister said, “I assure that the issue will definitely be taken as a top priority by our government.”